Smooth newts

Observation - Smooth newts. Description: 72 newts were counted when 5 dipping nets were dipped for a period of 10-15 min in the school pond.Is this a record? Pond is quite small - 4m x 3 m. We would like to know if this is unusual - the newts are there to breed. Will the pond be overpopulated?

72 newts were counted when 5 dipping nets were dipped for a period of 10-15 min in the school pond.Is this a record? Pond is quite small - 4m x 3 m. We would like to know if this is unusual - the newts are there to breed. Will the pond be overpopulated? The newts do eat some of the other creatures.