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News: Is the ‘Salmon Cannon’ the future of blocked salmon migrations?

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‘Salmon Cannon’ Will Fire Fish Over Hydroelectric Dams To Complete Migration

In the pre-industrial past salmon used to swim happily upriver to their spawning grounds, unhindered by nothing more than a few grizzly bears and an occasionally voracious beaver.

Now, in this age of hyproelectric dams and environmental damage, it can be trickier.

Well thanks to Whooshh Innovations, their struggles may be over. Whooshh has come up with a literal fish cannon, which enables salmon to swim into a tube and be shot more than 500 feet into the air, before landing safely in the water upstream.

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