Hello Whooshh Innovations Community,
For decades, fish ladders and other traditional means of assisting fish cross dams have been problematic,, expensive, and even harmful. Whooshh(R) Innovations has revolutionized fish passage with its novel Passage PortalTM, FishL RecognitionTM, and Salmon CannonTM technology inside. Our products have proven effective and safe in helping our fish friends migrate thousands of miles to reach their native rivers and freshwater spawning grounds.
You don't have to take our word for it! We have the science to prove it!
Here's a summary of just three of the more than twenty successful studies detailing how our technology is making a difference:
Kalama Falls Hatchery Study
Whooshh Innovations used the Kalama Falls Hatchery to investigate the feasibility of safely transporting hatchery steelhead fish through our 250-foot MigratorTM tube. The study was conducted with fish transported through a Whooshh Innovations MigratorTM tube and a control group carried by hand. This study observed that the steelhead were transported across 250 feet in an average of 13 seconds and then immediately swam away in a direction of their choice – safe and sound.
For more information on the Kalama Falls Hatchery Study, click here.
Aquaculture Fish Welfare Study
Whooshh Innovations also conducted a study to determine whether the Whooshh ransport system provides better fish welfare (less stress on the fish) than aqua pumps or hand carriage handling. The testing took place in Norway and entailed the transfer of broodstock Atlantic salmon between tanks. he independent study concluded, that the Whooshh transport system does not cause stress, behavior changes, or any other welfare concerns for the fish.
For more information on the Aquaculture Fish Welfare Study, click here.
G Force Study
Perhaps most dramatically, Whooshh also conducted a study to determine whether subject fish would experience any extraordinary, potentially harmful G Forces during their speedy passage through the Whooshh fish transport system.
Study data indicated that the G Forces experienced on fish passing through a Whooshh system are generally quite low, momentary and transient. They are less than half the force a fish experiences when falling back into the water when dropped from a height of just 36 inches, which is the current level of force they feel during “trap and haul” operations.
Lower impact means greater fish safety!
For more information on the G Force Study, click here.
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