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.
The IceDogs are heading into the Christmas Break off a 5-3 loss to visiting Barrie on the team's first ever Ugly Christmas Sweater Game. Twice, the IceDogs made it a one goal game in the third before surrendering an empty netter late.
The annual IceDogs Teddy Bear Toss Game, good for those in need, not so good for the home team. The IceDogs dropped their 5th straight “Teddy” game, falling 6-3 to North Bay.
Stephen Dhillon stopped all 29 Ottawa shots to record his first shutout of the year in a 3-0 road win Saturday night. Elijah Roberts, playing in his 150th game was outstanding at both ends of the ice.