The Founder Effect: When a small group breaks off from a larger population and start a new colony
TURTLES AND THE FOUNDER EFFECT
In the Forest, there are a lot of the same species of turtles in one area. These turtles are specialized for their environment.
Oh no, a bunch of the turtles embark on a journey to start a new population amongst themselves, and they travel as far away from the others as possible
They move to the beach, and start their lives by breeding and adapting to their environment. This symbolizes the process of the Founder Effect, where the smaller group of the population breaks off from the larger population.
Over time, the new population's traits are very different from the original population. The new adaptations allow these turtles to swim and eat the food available. This symbolizes the process of the Founder Effect where the turtles evolve into their own species after moving away.
One day in the future, if the two turtles from each population meet up, they can't reproduce together anymore because their traits are too different. This signifies that a brand new species has been made.