Fish are reckless when drunk, study finds
- Christopher Hooton for The Independent August 6th, 2015
- Source: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/fish-are-reckless-when-drunk-study-finds-10442876.html
The effect of alcohol on humans is well-documented in academic research, anecdotal evidence and police reports, but what of the fish's inebriation I hear you cry?
Fortunately, given there is now a study for just about everything, we have some answers, after a research team from NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering's Dynamical Systems Laboratory conducted an experiment in which zebra fish were allowed to swim in a solution of ethanol.
The fish were put in tanks of varying dilution (0%, 0.25%, 0.5% and 1% ethanol), before being transferred into fresh water and monitored for how they interacted with sober fish.