The fish tube is just the first in a long line of attempts to solve the basic question of how humans can help stabilize the natural rhythms of the environment — specifically, fish migration. Yet, it's still so funny!
If you are on or have been near anyone with a social media account this week, you should have noticed the surprisingly satisfying viral video of fish being whooshed through a plastic tube.
Conservationists have been using these tubes to assist salmon with migrating upstream. The company who created the #salmoncannon, Whooshh Innovations, says the device allows fish to cross over dams in a few seconds rather than a trip that could take days.
The fish tube is just the first in a long line of attempts to solve the basic question of how humans can help stabilize the environment that we’ve already torn apart. In writing, the concept seems rather boring and not as satisfying. But, just take a look at the “informational” video that has inspired some of the latest and funniest memes!
This salmon cannon transports the fish between bodies of water. (Via @CheddarGadgets)https://t.co/2eFQceFgzv pic.twitter.com/AHK0QJMCKf— Cheddar News 🧀 (@cheddar) August 7, 2019
If there’s one thing social media is good for, it’s taking real life and turning it into viral memes. Take a look at some of our personal favorites of the whooshing fish!
Salmon: hey wtf you destroyed our natural habitat— Sunrise Movement 🌅 (@sunrisemvmt) August 16, 2019
Engineer, sipping bubble tea: …i have an IDEApic.twitter.com/8NPKcDvJLl
pack my body in the salmon cannon and shoot me into the sun. i want to be among the stars— dave (@okaydave_) August 11, 2019
the salmon going through the giant fish tube: pic.twitter.com/UtIC7EKuc6— Paul McCallion (@OrangePaulp) August 11, 2019
Me when I get trapped trying to go through the #FishTube pic.twitter.com/CO7G3flD8r— Benny ☀️ (@benbyrnell) August 18, 2019
My housemate: so how was your day— Josh Butler (@JoshButler) August 11, 2019
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]
Now that you get the gist, what are your thoughts on the salmon cannon? Will it start a trend for other ways to restore Earth’s natural rhythms? Share with us in the comments!