2011 Physiological Response Study
Question: 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?
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.
Lab: USGS Columbia River Research Laboratory
Contact: Matt Mesa/ Steve Waste
Species: Rainbow Trout
Published Study Results: PDF