Islands are often isolated, creating unique, somewhat specialized fauna, as notably terrestrial species ar stuck and adapt separately. Special conditions can include the absence or inescapability of predators, scarcity of partners and harsh conditions such as weather or volcanic activity, which also creates new islands, as in the Galapagos. Even tiny islands also may have unique populations, even large ones like Madagascar entire types. Some species thrive surprisingly, like Komodo monitors on their Indonesian Island or even penguins on Antarctic ones. Written by
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July 2016 It is the first time that Zavodovski Island has been witnessed erupting, showering the Penguins in ash. although there is evidence that it erupted in the 1970s, possibly in the 1980s and as late as 2012. See more