How crazy is this?

Watch as small fish, less than a year old, are dropped from a plane and relocated into isolated lakes in Utah.

The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources posted this video showing how they load the plane with small fish, then drop them into lakes that need to be re-stocked.

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The fish are very small so when they are released from the plane, they simply flutter down towards the pond.

I would like to think that all of the fish survive, but I am no expert when it comes to relocating fish from above.

The agency says that up to 35,000 small fish can be dropped in one trip and that the plane carrying them holds hundreds of pounds of water.

Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

According to the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, the chance of survival when restocking ponds from the air increases due to the efficiency and time the fish are in the tank. Thus, maintaining their oxygen levels is easier via tanks on a plane.

I should note here that the lakes being stocked here are high in elevation, thus making it difficult for the agency to reach the body of water using a vehicle or off-road vehicle.

Still, this is a wild tactic to restocking these lakes.

 

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