Stoned fish found in Cootes Paradise
First it was fish in the Niagara River, now researchers say they have discovered fish acting strangely at Cootes Paradise in the Hamilton area.
In all the cases, scientists speculate it's the result of anti depressants making their way into the waterways via wastewater treatment plants.
Researchers with Environment Canada, Climate Change Canada and McMaster University analyzed the fish and say they are more active and tend to stray farther away making them more vulnerable to predators.
They also found elevated levels of seratonin in their systems.
Mac Professor Sigal Balshine who took part in the study tells the CBC, the fish seemed less stressed out , which he adds makes sense because they were on drugs.
Drew Hunter scored the game's first goal 9:31 into game one and the IceDogs never trailed, winning a hard fought 4-2 home ice win over Oshawa. With the victory, the 'Dogs hold a 1-0 series lead in the best of seven Eastern quarter-final with the Generals.
Friday night, the IceDogs open their best of seven quarter-final series on home ice versus the Generals, some tickets are still available. The 'Dogs have also announced a bus trip to Oshawa for game three and four.
A very successful 2017-2018 IceDogs regular season came to an end Saturday afternoon with a 6-3 win over Mississauga. A sellout St Patty's Day Meridian Centre crowd watched Niagara record their 35th win of the season for a total of 80 points in the OHL's Eastern Conference as Johnny Corneil lead the way with a goal and two assists.