Unformatted text preview: in the chain had some different species of plants and animals from one another. Darwin inferred from these observations that mainland species had changed after they colonized the islands and adapted to their various new environments. 3. Natural Selection: the process by which individuals with inherited characteristics well-suited to the environment leave more offspring on average than do other individuals. 4. The sharp teeth of a house cat are an adaptation because a scar is gained during a lifetime....
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- Spring '09
- Galapagos Islands, young volcanic islands, various new environments