From todays news page
http://unews.utah.edu/news_releases/cal ... s-settled/
The last paragraph is telling.
It is something I have noticed not only in the Pacific but across the Southern half of the globe.
Of course, there is a lot of water own there.
I forgot to add this link:
http://www.antaranews.com/en/news/98668 ... ei-islands
Stone age rock art on islands!