Cocaine Harming Endangered Eels

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Researchers have made a startling discovery. As it turns out trace amounts of cocaine causes eels to become hyperactive.

Eels muscles become weak from the cocaine.

The point of the experiment was to subject eels to the same levels of cocaine found in some European rivers and water systems.

The study says that cocaine flushed into waters are harming endangered European eels.

The European eel is a species of eel. They can reach a length of 1.5 meters in exceptional cases, but are normally around 60–80 cm, and rarely reach more than 1 meters.

The European eel is a critically endangered species. Since the 1970s, the numbers of eels reaching Europe is thought to have declined by around 90% (possibly even 98%). 

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