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FISH TRANSPORTED INTO UH MEDITATION POND

The task of transporting fish to the UH Meditation Pond isn’t as simple as it sounds. Due to the sweltering hot weather, careful consideration had to be taken so that the fish would have a better chance of survival resulting in some delays. Installation date arrived in late August during the first week of classes. Led by consultants Lake Management Services, L.P. (LMS), the pond received the long awaited fish including two thousand fat head minnows, two hundred fifty blue gill, and twenty bass. For now, none of the species are over four inches long.

Alex Alexander, director of grounds who oversaw the installation, said their goal was to introduce natural and native species. “The fish will experience some shock as they adjust to their new environment. He added, “The pond has become a nesting and food source for many new bird varieties such as ducks and herons. Toss in turtles, and things like goldfish that students may dump in the pond, and it appears that the goal to exhibit a natural setting has been met. And “even if we didn’t add the fish, they’d come here naturally.”
Aaron Gannaway of LMS agreed by concurring that “you’d be surprised how nature makes a way.”