Cocaine in rivers harming endangered eels, study finds

Tiny amounts of cocaine flushed into rivers cause eels to become not only hyperactive but to suffer from muscle wastage, impaired gills and hormonal changes, a study has found.

The Guardian

Last updated on 22 June 2018

Type: 
Media Watch
Region: 
Europe
Threats: 
Poisoning
Pollution
Species: 
Anguilla anguilla
Species group: 
Fish
CMS tags: 
disease
water quality
hazardous substance
endangered species