Chemical Dump in Water: Contraceptive Pills Turn Fish Feminine, Crabs on Anti-Depressant

Contraceptive Pills Turn Fish Feminine, Crabs on Anti-Depressant

In recent human adventures (sarcasm implied), marine life is consuming chemical waste and is harming ocean life. Biologists have discovered fishes are consuming contraceptive pills, and crabs are on anti-depressants.

Discovery by the Biologist

Biologists have discovered that human dumping in the ocean is destroying marine life. Biologist Alex Ford, professor of biology at the University of Portsmouth, revealed the amount of sewage dumped has doubled since 2022.

In an interview with Good Morning Britain, Professor Alex pointed out that treating plant failure has resulted in high levels of toxic chemicals in the ocean. The marine life is polluted – by consuming such chemicals.

Alex stated, “When the treatment plant can’t cope, it chucks waste straight into the water.”

Also Read: Here’s Why You Should Be Deeply Concerned With Rising Water Pollution

The State of Marine Life

In a discovery by the biologist, fishes are full of waste of contraceptive pills, which is turning fish into feminine. Crabs in the ocean are consuming anti-depressants, as suggested by their behavioral change. Fishes are filled with cocaine, making them high.

Professor Ford further stated, “In the marine life we’re finding they’re full of drugs, they’re full of contraceptive pills, anti-depressants, anti-anxiety medication, every single marine species we’ve looked at so far is full of cocaine.”

The study – was conducted at a southern cost “We’ve been looking at discharges across all of the south coast into the sea from Southern Water’s storm overflows.”

A startling revelation discovery was that drugs have the same effects on ocean life as human beings.

“The drugs affect the wildlife in the same way that they do us.”- Alex Ford.

Director of Wastewater Operation John Penicud pointed out that heavy rain – brings the level up. Relining them will help in conducting a more thorough study.

“Slashing the number of storm releases is top priority for us – and our customers. Last November we announced our £1.5 billion storm overflow reduction plan which will combine innovative engineering with nature-based solutions. The past 18 months have been the rainiest since records began. The ground is utterly waterlogged in many areas, inundating our own sewers and customers’ drains and sewers. We’re extensively relining sewers, to keep sewage in and rainwater out, and our storm release reduction pilot schemes have already proved that nature-based systems can have a real impact.” – Jhon Penicud.

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