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Wednesday, June 23, 2021 10:15pm HST

Red-tailed tropic bird chick swarmed by red ants. Full story: The US Fish and Wildlife Service has eradicated the yellow crazy ant from Johnston Atoll NWR. Yellow crazy ants are non-native ant species that cause harm to seabirds, disrupting their ability to reproduce. These ants no longer exist at Johnston Atoll NWR thanks to work of staff and volunteers who lived at Johnston for half a year at a time, to exterminate the ants. Photo credit: Sheldon Plentovich/USFWS