No Unagi for Me –
Jan. 20, 2019 – They found the fish “appeared hyperactive” compared to eels kept in cocaine free waters. While the powder may be increasingly popular with the country’s elite – an estimated 3.64% of the highest income bracket in a Home Office study taking the drug in 2017/18, up from 2.2% in 2014/15 – fish are probably not such big fans. The Naples researchers found the drug accumulated in the brain, muscles, gills, skin and other tissues of the cocaine-exposed eels. The eels’ skeletal muscle showed evidence of serious injury, including breakdown and swelling, which had not healed 10 days after they were removed from the drug-contaminated water.