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Tue Aug 13, 2019, 03:42 PM

The Salmon Cannon Is Taking Everyone for a Joy Ride in a Very Efficient Fish Tube

BY ASHLEY HOFFMAN
UPDATED: AUGUST 12, 2019 7:55 PM ET
The recent re-discovery online of an old video of a salmon cannon transporting migratory salmon between bodies of water is Internet gold and people want in.

“This salmon cannon transports the fish between bodies of water,” Cheddar tweeted last week.




The pressurized “fish tube” as it called is the environmentally-friendly brainchild of a company appropriately called Whooshh Innovations. Dams can block migration for salmon who need to get where they’re going, but this contraption transports live salmon through the tube and over dams in order to significantly cut down their travel time.

Witness the Whoosh salmon cannon below.

More:
https://time.com/5649905/salmon-cannon-gif/



This "Salmon Cannon" Shoots Fish Over Dams, Saving Them Days Of Struggle

https://unofficialnetworks.com/2019/08/11/salmon-fish-cannon/





Salmon cannon used to shoot fish over dam wall
Salmon shot out of cannon to get over dam at 35km/h
Added 20 hours ago

https://www.9news.com.au/videos/world/salmon-cannon-used-to-shoot-fish-over-dam-wall/cjz929naw000d0hs28c327jne


Hooray for Salmon Cannons!

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Judi Lynn Aug 13 OP
global1 Aug 13 #1
underpants Aug 13 #2
underpants Aug 13 #3
Vogon_Glory Aug 14 #4
SharonAnn Aug 14 #5
tclambert Aug 14 #6
LudwigPastorius Aug 15 #7

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 03:53 PM

1. It's Like A Water Park Ride For Salmon.....nt

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 04:34 PM

2. Whooshh Innovations

😊

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 04:38 PM

3. Ok not to be a naysayer but

First I thought it actually shot them through the air


Second why not just drive a whole bunch of them over in a truck?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 08:21 AM

4. The Ursine Reaction: Bears Are Gonna HATE These Things

And they'll start thinking of ways to "monkey-wrench" them almost as soon as they can see or smell them!






Seriously, this looks like a good idea, admittedly more manpower-intensive than old-style fish ladders, but apparently with less wear and tear on the salmon. I hope this works.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 04:38 PM

5. Neat. Very interesting.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 09:22 PM

6. Comrade! Ze Amerikans haff invented Salmon cannon technology!

Ve must not allow a salmon cannon gap!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 11:25 AM

7. Hmm....


I always thought Salmon Cannons was a renowned British thespian.

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