G Force Study (2015)

the question
the conclusion
the question

PNNL Laboratory

Zhiqun Deng

N/A - Electronic Sensor

Will fish experience any extraordinary, potentially harmful, G forces when traveling through the Whooshh fish transport system?

the conclusion

No. The instantaneous G forces experienced by fish going through the Whooshh system are overall quite low.  They are less than half the G force a fish experiences when falling back into the water either onto its belly or backwards from a 36 inches height, which is a scenario typically experienced when fish are discharged from a truck in a trap and haul operation or down and out a fish slide where the fish do not re-enter the water head first.

study report
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