This ‘cannon’ shoots salmon upstream to help them spawn

While hydroelectric dams provide hydro-power, they also block the migration of fish such as salmon, which typically swim long distances to return to their original homes to breed. One company called Whooshh Innovations (yup, you heard that right) has come up with an unique solution – a vacuum tube that sucks the fish out of the water, whisks them along at 22 mph and then launches them through the air and into the water from the other end like a cannon. Since the salmon do not have a say, The US Department of Energy and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will be testing out this fish ‘cannon’ in the coming weeks on their behalf.

Via Fast Company

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