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What effect does the moon on its axis have on marine life?
Answer 1:

The moon's gravity pulls at Earth, causing predictable rises and falls in sea levels known as high tides and low tides. Tides can affect marine life. Some fishes or plankton species relies on tidal current to get fresh nutrients and food. With that changed, they would also have to change their feeding habits.


Answer 2:

I am not aware of any effect that the rotational axis of the moon has. The moon in its orbit affects the tides, though.


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