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Antidepressant pollutants in waterways are destroying the social dynamics of fish, study finds

The Monash scientists who found that pharmaceutical pollutants in waterways altered reproductive behaviour, anxiety levels, activity, and antipredator responses of fish have now discovered for the first time that such toxicity is also having a

Biology 13 November, 2019

Medicated rivers and waterways, a risk for stream animals, study finds

A world-first international study led by a Monash scientist has found that six streams in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs contain a cocktail of pharmaceuticals, which may put platypuses and other aquatic animals at risk as they could consume

Chemistry 7 November, 2018
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Antidepressants in waterways disturb fish behaviour, study finds

A new study led by Monash biologists has found that male fish exposed to the antidepressant fluoxetine (commonly marketed as ProzacTM) are spending more time pursuing female fish for sex.

Biology 5 October, 2018