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A Bene-fish-al Solution for Salmon and Steelhead Passage

PNNL team evaluates system combining technologies in a new way for safer, more efficient fish passage

March 2019

A team of researchers from PNNL performed an evaluation of a novel technology that helps migratory fish more safely and efficiently navigate upstream around hydroelectric dams. The team found that the technology—a combination of imaging and sensor technology and transport tubes—has the potential to successfully sort and transport migratory adult salmonids when partnered with a way for fish to enter on their own.

PNNL Scientists Keep Biofouling at Bay

National lab team works to improve the performance of composite materials for use with marine renewable energy systems

February 2019

For the commercial maritime shipping industry, biofouling is the leading cause of aquatic invasive species transport. Researchers at PNNL are leading research to mitigate biofouling and its impacts on the environment and industry. In recent years, scientists at PNNL's Marine Sciences Laboratory in Sequim, WA have earned an international reputation for leading research to address this challenge.

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