The Bahamas Islands

The Azores islands lie right here where the tectonic plates of the three major continents of Europe, Africa and America grind, push and shove. Continental islands have wildlife much like that of the continent they have been as soon as connected to. The critically endangered island fox, native to the six Channel Islands off southern California, is very similar to the gray fox of the North American mainland, as an illustration. These land rafts are known as floating island s. Floating islands are normally torn from coasts and swept away throughout storms, volcano eruptions, earthquakes, and floods. An American millionaire constructed a man-made island on a South Pacific coral reef.

Zealandia is a microcontinent off Australia that is nearly completely underwater—aside from the island nation of New Zealand. Artificial islands can increase part of an already-current island by draining the water around it. This creates more arable land for development …