A cannon isn’t exactly the first thing that comes to mind when you’re talking about saving a species. But that’s just what this salmon cannon is doing – saving salmon!

Salmon are incredibly strong swimmers capable of traveling hundreds of miles and jumping 12 feet in the air, but even they need help sometimes. That’s where the salmon cannon comes in. Instead traversing their way across hydroelectric dams, the salmon cannon shoots the fish right over to safety at 22 mph.

If it involves allowing more salmon to be on the end of our line, we’re behind it.

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