Get the (fish) bombers in the air. . .
Apparently, the state of Utah uses an airplane to restock high-elevation lakes across the state with fish, but don’t worry — the fish are small so “they flutter down slowly to the water.”
Have a watch:
Officials in Utah used a small airplane to dump fish into a lake earlier this month — as part of an effort to restock 200 high-elevation lakes across the state.
“The fish are between 1-3 inches long, so they flutter down slowly to the water,” they said. pic.twitter.com/DG7xRh6KJe
— NPR (@NPR) July 13, 2021
“They easily survive their airplane drop without injury,” wildlife officials say:
WHEN FISH FLY.
No, it's not hyperbole. It's the time of year when we stock high-elevation lakes aerially. Because the fish are small and released along with water, they easily survive their airplane drop without injury. See the entire video: https://t.co/gfiVvrCGMl pic.twitter.com/afBNlTCg21
— UtahDWR (@UtahDWR) July 9, 2021
In any older video, they claimed more than 95% of the fish survive:
Fun fact: We stock many of Utah's high-mountain lakes from the air. The fish are tiny — anywhere from 1–3 inches long — which allows more than 95% of them to survive the fall. #Utah #TroutTuesday pic.twitter.com/kotDe91Zzw
— UtahDWR (@UtahDWR) August 21, 2018
Is anyone else thinking about “WKRP in Cincinnati” right now? Because we are:
— Tom Riley (@ThomasKRiley) July 13, 2021