澳门金沙网上娱乐平台官网:Cocaine in the water makes eels hyperactive and damages muscles

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EELS exposed to traces of cocaine in water become hyperactive and experience muscle damage. They may struggle to complete their long migration as a result. The finding adds to evidence that drugs in fresh water can harm wildlife, even at low levels. Anna Capaldo at the University of Naples Federico II in Italy and her colleagues studied European eels (Anguilla anguilla). They had previously found that cocaine accumulates in the eels’ flesh and affects their skin and hormones. The team kept 150 eels in tanks for 50 days. Some of the tanks contained a low level of cocaine,