Prozac killing ocean fish – but at least they’re not depression any longer.
Earlier this week, The New York Times had a story about fish and depression. Apparently, it’s a thing because… Science!
“The neurochemistry is so similar that it’s scary,” said Julian Pittman, a professor at the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences at Troy University in Alabama, where he is working to develop new medications to treat depression, with the help of tiny zebrafish. We tend to think of them as simple organisms, “but there is a lot we don’t give fish credit for.”
Well there’s good news, apparently thanks to the depression treatments of higher animals, including homo sapiens and their pets, the ocean is being flooded with Prozac. Oh, wait, that’s bad for crabs according to Portand State University:
Prozac in ocean water a possible threat to sea life, PSU study finds
(Portland, Ore.) October 17, 2017 – Oregon shore crabs exhibit risky behavior when they’re…
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