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.

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