Washington Introduces ‘Salmon Cannon’

Photo courtesy of The Columbian.

Just when we think we’ve seen it all, our neighbours just south of the border starting ‘firing’ salmon – to help them. Whoosh Innovations’ ‘Salmon Cannon’ helps salmon overcome made-made obstacles such as dams and circumvent low areas of low water caused by drought.

Drought is the key issue here, as its ongoing presence in the Pacific Northwest has made it difficult for salmon to travel upstream to spawn. This process is apparently easier on both salmon and workers than the previous method of moving them by forklift and truck. Ready, set…

Read the full story and watch cannon in action on Global News.

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