Amazons of the Atlantic
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Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: Access points to SCP-XXXX (herein referred to as ‘the island’) are to be monitored by two exclusively female SCP Personnel posing as US Mail Carriers. No unauthorized entrants are permitted at any time. Should any non-indigenous men (either biologically male, or any persons identifying as male) gain access to the island, they are to be terminated on sight. Female indigenous residents of the island, referred to as SCP-XXXX-1 collectively, are free to leave and return to the island at will, so long as they do not return with any human males. All seafaring vessels on the island have been fitted with gps locators and surveillance equipment, which are to be monitored at all times. An off site station, Site -██, located on the neighboring Swans Island has been set up to facilitate monitoring and is currently posing as a bed and breakfast style inn. Knowledge of the island is already widespread throughout the surrounding communities, so that a misinformation campaign describing the island as “hippy commune” continues to be circulated, to great effect.

Description: SCP-XXXX is an island being 4.81 square miles in area, and approximately 10 miles southeast of █████'█ Island, in the ████████ Bay of the State of █████. The island itself is known to residents and locals of neighboring islands as █████████ Rock. Currently there are 61 indigenous residents, with 60 being female, and 1 male. The ratio of males to females is caused by the anomalous effects of the island, and is not entirely understood at the present time. These effects were not discovered until the year 2000, when the male/female ratio anomaly was flagged by routine scanning of US Census data. Previous attempts of Census takers to collect population data had failed because every previous Census taker had been male, and was met with extreme hostility upon arrival of the island. The 2000 Census was successful only because the taker sent that year was female, and she was treated with general courtesy. This gender interaction dynamic was not understood during the first attempt at contact with the island, and resulted in the death of █ agents, all of whom were male.

SCP-XXXX-1 are the 60 indigenous female residents of the island, ranging in age from 2 to 83 years old. When interacting with any human males not indigenous to the island, they will become extremely aggressive, and attempt to intimidate and coerce them to leave the island. If this behavior proves unsuccessful, SCP-XXXX-1 will begin to congregate around the male and become increasingly violent until either the male has left the island or is deceased. However, when interacting with non indigenous females, SCP-XXXX-1 act in a friendly and open manner, showing no signs of aggression or hostility. These behaviors are limited to the island itself, and when interacting with persons of either sex off the island, SCP-XXXX-1 behaves as a typical human consistent with the social norms and mores of the surrounding island communities.

SCP-XXXX-2 is the lone male of the island. SCP-XXXX-2 will constantly patrol the island during daylight hours, and if approached by any males will immediately attempt to terminate them, displaying highly territorial traits as well as preternatural strength and speed. When approached by a female, whether indigenous or not, SCP-XXXX-2 will acknowledge their presence, but otherwise ignore them. No known occurrences of SCP-XXXX-2 voluntarily leaving the island have been observed. All recorded instances of SCP-XXXX-2 have exhibited rapid aging, and out of the four instances documented, the mean time until death was 3.6 years after becoming an SCP-XXXX-2.

The anomalous effects of the island permits only one instance of SCP-XXXX-2 to inhabit the island at any one time, and if any instance of SCP-XXXX-2 should die, the female population will become extremely hostile towards the other residents of the island. This hostility initially starts as verbal insults and name calling, but over a period of several days can escalate to harassment and physical violence of a non-lethal nature (Viz Obs log XXXX). This period has been observed to last up to 4 days, until an ‘Alpha’ SCP-XXXX-1 is created. An ‘Alpha’ SCP-XXXX-1 is easy to recognize, as the rapid growth of facial hair will produce a 6” long beard in less than 24 hours. Once the ‘Alpha’ has undergone a complete sex change, becoming an SCP-XXXX-2, the remaining SCP-XXXX-1 will revert to their usual behaviors, and SCP-XXXX-2 will adopt the behaviors consistent with previous SCP-XXXX-2 instances, including being named ‘Dave’ by SCP-XXXX-1, regardless of its previous name.

The process by which SCP-XXXX-1 transforms is completely unknown, but has been compared to the sexual morphology of the Thalassoma bifasciatum (Blueheaded Wrasse); a saltwater fish living the in caribbean sea. The wrasse is a protogynous sequential hermaphrodite; meaning that females of the species can change sex abruptly. This changes occurs in nature when, in absence of sufficient males in the school, the largest or most dominant females will aggressively attack and provoke other females in the school until it produces key sex hormones in the most aggressive female and it undergoes a complete sex change, becoming entirely male in both appearance and sexual organs. This same model is theorized to be taking place on SCP-XXXX, but the necessary data to prove this assumption has been difficult to obtain. This process has been observed by SCP Agents only two three times, and as such, the data gathered is incomplete.

Addendum 1: Many of my colleagues have asked about the mating habits of SCP-XXXX-1 & 2. So many, in fact, that I felt it necessary to file this report. I DON'T KNOW. I DON'T WANT TO KNOW. My job is containment, and if any of the eggheads want to risk having their arms ripped off by Dave, that's on them. But as for me and Agent K█████, we're just not that interested.

Field report filed by Agent S█████, 10/12/2012

Interviews of SCP-XXXX-1 have been of limited use, and when directly questioned about the nature of this change, all SCP-XXXX-1 avoid the topics altogether.