Great Mini-Doc Highlights Ants as Invaluable "Invisible Majority" (Video)


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In a new video by KQED, ants are highlighted as the miracle creatures that they are. Brian Fisher, aka "The Ant Guy," shows how important ants are to maintaining ecosystems. And while we think ant colonies are practically indestructible -- after all, ants never seem to go away, even for people using pesticides -- they are infact one of the critters at risk with habitat loss. Aside from this great short video, KQED has an interactive map of ants. Check it out after the jump.
QUEST on KQED Public Media.

The map shows ants in the bay area of California -- just a handful of the world's 30,000 species of ants.

While it's easy to take them for granted, or even kill them by the hundreds of thousands just to make a piece of art, ants remind us that every creature no matter how diminutive has an important role in the balance of ecosystems.

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