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Old 02-28-2013, 07:14 PM   #1
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Default Fish are becoming easier to catch 'because traces of anti-depressants are getting into water supply

Fish are becoming easier to catch 'because traces of anti-depressants are getting into water supply and making them more relaxed'
By Damien Gayle
PUBLISHED: 14:04 EST, 14 February 2013
UPDATED: 02:59 EST, 15 February 2013

Fish are becoming easier to catch 'because traces of anti-depressants are getting into water supply and making them more relaxed' | Mail Online
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Scientists studied the behaviour of perch exposed to a sedative which is carried into waterways through sewage.

The drug, a benzodiazepine used to treat anxiety and insomnia called oxazepam, made the fish bolder and less social.

They left the safety of their schools to forage alone - making them vulnerable to predators - and also...
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