Shades of Jurassic Park where hybrid DNA found a way. National Geographic on how ants handle floods.
They’ll gather up all the eggs in the colony and will make their way up through the underground network of tunnels, and when the flood waters rise above the ground, they’ll link up together in these massive rafts. Scientists collected fire ants and dunked clumps of them in water to see what would happen. In less than two minutes the ants had linked “hands” to form a floating structure that kept all the insects safe. Even the ants down below can survive this way, thanks to tiny hairs on the ants’ bodies that trap a thin layer of air. Even when they’re on the bottom of the raft, they never technically become submerged.
Ants are doing exactly that in the flooded areas caused by Hurricane Joaquin.