I've always been told shrimp are bottom feeders, but being loaded with drugs is another story!
It's Georgia here, and living in the UK I always dreaded what to think would be in the river waters in London... I also ate a WHOLE lot of fish and chips when I lived there... Now, I knew their rivers were not clean by any means, little did I know the fish were getting high!
Scientists found cocaine in their major rivers when they were testing the water for chemicals. Yikes.
Researchers at King's College London and University of Suffolk tested 15 different locations, including the rivers Alde, Box, Gipping, and Waveny and it was reported that cocaine was found in samples in ALL samples tested. Other drugs like Ketamine, MDMA, pesticides, pharmaceuticals, and other drugs were found when fish and shrimp were collected. Professor Nic Bury from the University of Suffolk said "Whether the presence of cocaine in aquatic animals is an issue for Suffolk, or more widespread an occurrence in the UK and abroad, awaits further research."
He added "Environmental health has attracted much attention from the public due to challenges associated with climate change and microplastic pollution. However, the impact of 'invisible' chemical pollution (like drugs) on wildlife needs more focus in the UK"
In related news, all these fish were spotted hanging out with Pete Davidson. -georgiasmith87