How do islands not float away?

20 answers · 2 months ago

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I'm assuming that you are being stupid on purpose, so I will just say that they sometimes do. Heavy rains can knock vegetation into a river where they mat and form "islands" (or rafts, if you prefer). These can be large enough to float out to sea carrying fairly large animals which colonize offshore islands. Look up the recolonization of Krakatoa for an example.
Anonymous · 2 months ago
Valid question, I have no idea why all these obnoxious answers were given.
Anonymous · 1 month ago
just think about it for a few minutes.
Anonymous · 2 months ago
islands are deep rooted like pegs
Anonymous · 2 months ago
they go under ground
Anonymous · 2 months ago
An island is mostly rock so they don't float away there biggest risk is Tsunami.
Anonymous · 2 months ago
Islands do not float away because they are not boats disguised as a land mass.

If you take away the water around an island, you will see that it is actually either a mountain or a dormant volcano, firmly attached to the earth.
Anonymous · 2 months ago
Coz they don't know how to swim
Anonymous · 2 months ago
Islands are the top of underwater mountains. They aren't free floating land masses.
Anonymous · 2 months ago
We who live on the back of the great turtle know. That the great turtle swims threw the endless sea. So it is not floating. But were the great turtle takes us.
Anonymous · 2 months ago
I see that you are not the frightest bulb in the string.
Anonymous · 2 months ago
They just don't, Question King. Are you the Question King?
Anonymous · 2 months ago
Same reason whole continents don't float away.
Anonymous · 2 months ago
The same reason that they won't tip over. But don't ask Congressman Hank Johnson about that.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cesSRfXq...

Just shows that these Liberals that not only walk among us, they are 'leaders'!

But you realize, don't you, that if George Soros or Al Gore could make a buck or gain power off of supporting that, they certainly would.
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Anonymous · 2 months ago
Even though Wilds was joking, I was kind of thinking the same thing except that Islands may be floating. For example, Greenland is a continental mass floating on the mantle so in a sense, all islands float but they don't float on water. They may be floating away but it will be at speeds on the order of a couple centimeters in a year. Hawaii, where I'm going next week (Yippeee), is formed from a hot spot that spews lava through a moving oceanic crust and the islands sort float along with the crust as new islands form in their wake.
Anonymous · 2 months ago
They prefer to sink away with sea water level rise.
Anonymous · 2 months ago
Islands are mountaintops surrounded by water. Atlantis was the Atlas Mountains during a higher sea level. Avalon was Wearyall Hill in Glastonbury when Somerset was flooded from the Perrot ecstuary off the Bristol Channel.
Anonymous · 2 months ago
this is why I do not use drugs. They make you stupid.
Anonymous · 2 months ago
Beneath the surface they're treading water.
Anonymous · 2 months ago