WHOOSHH

Physiological Response Study (2011)

the question
the conclusion
the question

USGS Columbia River Research Laboratory

Matt Mesa & Steve Waste

Rainbow Trout 

How do the physiological responses compare between groups of hatchery adult rainbow trout (oncorhynchus mykiss) after traveling through an early prototype of the Whooshh Fish Transport System (WFTS) or by trap and haul transport?

the conclusion

The results indicated that fish that were passed through the Whooshh Fish Transport System were not severely stressed or injured from the Whooshh tube experience when compared to trout that were transported by trap and haul. 

study report