Have you ever wondered how certain lakes that sit high up in the mountains get and maintain the fish in them? The answer may not be as simple as you might suspect. Many of these high mountains at one time, sat below the sea floor, and rose high up into the skies over a long period of time. (which is why we find sea shells and aquatic fossils on the tops of high mountains) But how exactly do fish maintain their numbers when there are so many fishermen that come to take them home for dinner?
The Utah Division Of Wildlife Resources explains, for many of these fish in state maintained lakes, “their lives begin in a state hatchery, who surpervise the fish until they are mature enough to be released into the wild.” From there they are packed up onto a plane, and airdropped from a compartment in the plane into the lakes that sit high above sea level.
The fishermen that live in the area don’t seem to mind if nature needs a little bit of help every once in a while.