A king tide, which is an unusual high tide, does not only bring negative impacts to coastal environments and communities but also important lessons to be learnt, predictions of what the average sea level might look like in the future, and their consequences. Tides are controlled by the gravitational pull of the moon and the earth, pulling the ocean back and forth. When the moon and the sun happen to be on the same side of the earth, their gravitational pull pulls the ocean in the same direction, creating strong tides which results in high tides.

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