03:05 GMT +313 November 2019
Listen Live
    Fish dropped in the high-mountain lakes of Utah

    Jump High, Dive Deep: Utah Wildlife Authorities Drop Fish into Lakes From Planes

    © Photo: TJournal/YouTube
    Get short URL

    How does one repopulate high-mountain lakes with new fish? Using planes, of course! Just drop them from the sky! This sounds like a joke, but it is an actual method used in Utah.

    Authorities in Utah have opted for such a strange method because it is actually safer than transporting the fish by car. Transporting the creatures by car is a long and arduous process that actually causes a lot of dangerous stress to the fish.

    "Because of their small size (reduced mass), the process of dropping doesn't hurt the fish," the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources wrote on Twitter. "Think of it as a high diver diving into a deep pool of water."

    Well, sounds really cool — as long as those little guys are happy and ready for their big life to start with a skydiving lesson.



    Dinner Invite or Fowl Play?: Blood-Thirsty Orca Hunts Birds Using Fish as Bait
    Playfully Petty: Two Fish Engage in Aquarium Sand Fight
    New Population of World's Rarest Fish Discovered in Tasmania (PHOTOS)
    lake, fish, United States, Utah
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik

    More videos

    • Toy Dog ‘Drives’ Car Through Thai Market
      Last update: 22:05 12.11.2019
      22:05 12.11.2019

      Beep, Beep! Toy Dog ‘Drives’ Car Through Thai Market

      With a shopping bag and grocery list in tow, one sunglass-wearing dog in Thailand recently melted hearts after appearing at a nearby market all dolled up in a miniature remote-controlled vehicle.

    • Lizard
      Last update: 19:00 12.11.2019
      19:00 12.11.2019

      Lizard Shocked as Sees Itself in Mirror

      A lizard is an unusual animal that has provoked strong opinions and reactions in humans over centuries. It has been revered, hated, been printed on the body, painted on the walls of houses and worshiped.

    • Photographer Captures Incredible Timelapse of Genoa Waterspout
      Last update: 14:12 12.11.2019
      14:12 12.11.2019

      Giant Waterspout Spotted Off the Coast of Genoa, Italy Scares Locals

      A giant waterspout was captured on video by an eyewitnesses in the Italian city of Genoa; the water 'tornado' was directly approaching the coast of the Ligurian Sea.

    • Dog
      Last update: 07:30 12.11.2019
      07:30 12.11.2019

      Adorable Golden Retriever Puppy Wants to Sleep Side by Side

      Dogs are man’s best friends and the most popular pets that live side by side with people. However, different owners have different views on what is allowed for their pets ... Some dogs are allowed to stay only outside the house, while others are allowed to live at home.