Cocaine in the River Thames is ‘another problem eels don’t need’, says expert

Read the full story in the Evening Standard. See a related study in Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety.

Cocaine being washed into the River Thames is “another” problem which eels do not need, a wildlife expert said today.

Mike Waller, a conservation ecologist for the London Wildlife Trust, told of his concerns for the freshwater fish’s population after reports suggested drugs were making them “hyperactive”.

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