Watch This Incredible Video of Hundreds of Trout Dropped From a Plane Into a Lake

Trout swim in the spring of the Mattan Temple on October 26, 2012 in Mattan, 60 km (38 miles) south of Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian administered Kashmir, India. The Mattan temple is a popular religious site of the pandits (Hindus) in Kashmir and is famous for the Shiva lingam, a representation of the god Shiva, which is preserved in the temple within a brick structure that is surrounded by crystal clear water on all sides. It is one of the religious places in India where the priests and pandits used to gather for the worship of the Sun God. (Photo by Yawar Nazir/Getty Images)
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When the mountain lakes in Utah need a little bit of help replenishing the amount of fish in the water, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources has an interesting remedy: dropping them out of a flying plane.

The Utah DWR shared a video recently of what they call “extreme fish stocking,” with footage of the fish being shot out of the back of the plane. While it looks like it could be dangerous for the fish, officials wrote on Twitter that the maneuver allows “more than 95% of them to survive the fall,” since the fish are “1–3 inches long.”

 

 

When someone asked how dropping the fish from a plane wouldn’t kill the fish, the DWR responded: “Because of their small size (reduced mass), the process of dropping doesn’t hurt the fish. Think of it as a high diver diving into a deep pool of water.”

Here’s a look at the video: