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The Salmon Cannon Is Taking Everyone for a Joy Ride in a Very Efficient Fish Tube

The recent re-discovery online of an old video of a salmon cannon transporting migratory salmon between bodies of water is Internet gold and people want in.

“This salmon cannon transports the fish between bodies of water,” Cheddar tweeted last week.

This salmon cannon transports the fish between bodies of water. (Via @CheddarGadgets)

— Cheddar (@cheddar) August 7, 2019

The pressurized “fish tube” as it called is the environmentally-friendly brainchild of a company appropriately called Whooshh Innovations. Dams can block migration for salmon who need to get where they’re going, but this contraption transports live salmon through the tube and over dams in order to significantly cut down their travel time.

Witness the Whoosh salmon cannon below.

The company’s site explained the genesis of the salmon cannon thusly:

The company explains it thusly.

“The wonders of the salmon returning through fish ladders that we learned about in grade school was now in conflict with agriculture, our own sense of the changing environment and our passion for fish and fishing. Thinking there had to be a better way to share the water resources, Whoosh began testing their fruit transport tubes on fish. It worked, and it was the “a-ha” moment that caused the company to pivot from fruit to fish.”

Even though the innovation dates back to 2011 and this particular viral fish tube video is from 2014, the Internet couldn’t stop marveling at it as it is wont to do when it comes to matters involving salmon shooting around.

Elon Musk has finally had his hyperloop dreams come true.

— Hank Green (@hankgreen) August 11, 2019

We now live in a world that has a salmon cannon

— Wes Blankenship (@Wes_nship) August 11, 2019

what if we kissed in the salmon cannon 😳

— 🍒 (@kirikerise) August 11, 2019

Scientists: this salmon cannon will help restore migratory patterns and safely transport farmed fish

The salmon:

— Lauren Simonitis (@OceanExplauren) August 12, 2019

[me appearing on Shark Tank with my million dollar idea]

Salmon waterslide cannon

— Josh Butler (@JoshButler) August 11, 2019

I just wanna be rich enough to travel everywhere by salmon cannon.

— peanut (@angrypeanut4) August 11, 2019

Wish I knew why everyone is calling it a fish tube when it's clearly a salmon cannon. #fishtube #Salmoncannon

— Timm Neeley (@TimmNeeley) August 11, 2019

Anybody got any red string I can use to connect Epstein's death to the salmon cannon? It's gonna take a lot of string. #FishTubeConspiracy

— Ben Acker (@bnacker) August 12, 2019

the salmon going through the giant fish tube:

— Paul McCallion (@OrangePaulp) August 11, 2019

good morning yeet me through the fish tube

— JuanPa (@jpbrammer) August 11, 2019

Welcome…to the world of tomorrow!

— Mark (@Mark55____) August 11, 2019

someone make a gofundme for a human-sized version of the fish tube please

— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) August 11, 2019

My housemate: so how was your day

Me: sorry can you just give me a moment [spends 15 minutes thinking how to try to explain salmon cannon, without sounding crazy, to a person who doesn’t have twitter]

— Josh Butler (@JoshButler) August 11, 2019

what if the fish was frank reynolds

— unlicensed professional (@KrangTNelson) August 12, 2019

It even got the Super Mario 64 edit.

Fixed the audio for you.

— Tuft e. Cake (@Tuftecake) August 11, 2019

It even showed up on Last Week Tonight back in 2014. And John Oliver doesn’t just talk about anything.

It may make the journey more efficient for salmon, but this tube cannot accommodate humans as people were quick to point out.

Try a water slide instead.

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