The earth's axis of rotation wobbles like a spinning top. There are two periods (a wobble within a wobble): 19,000 AND 23,000 years. Precession has a profound effect on the earth's climate.
A. Rush Hour
1. Enchanted Braid
II. Nocturnal Environment
A. Contrast day
1. Sun rays-angle
2. More available food
a. Predation peak
III. Fish Type
1. Defense Mechanisms
1. Description/light difference
1. Contrast diet
b. Food availability
a. Dwarf Scorpionfish
3. Moon light
a. Effect on behavior
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