Dolphin fish are an excellent source of omega-6 fatty acids, according to a new study.
Dolphin and dolphin fish are a key indicator for the health of aquatic ecosystems, according an international research team.
The research, published this week in the journal Science, used high-speed video cameras to track the swimming behaviour of dolphins in the wild and compared their intake of omega 3s and omega 6s, the researchers found.
They found that the dolphins that ate the most fish had an abundance of omega 6 fatty acids in their blood that were significantly higher than fish from other dolphin species, including porpoises, seals and dolphins.
These dolphins, the scientists found, were a rich source of vitamin D3, which plays an important role in protecting against cancer and cardiovascular disease.
“Dolphin fish are also good at reducing CO2 emissions and contributing to the reduction of global sea level rise, which is expected to lead to more severe storms and flooding, the team said.”
They also contribute to the overall sustainability of marine ecosystems and the global food chain.
“The research was led by scientists from the US, France, Germany and Italy.
It was funded by the European Commission and the European Union.
Its findings were based on a study of a population of dolphins at the Dolphinarium in Honolulu, Hawaii.
In the study, the dolphins were monitored for up to nine weeks, and their blood was tested for a range of fish nutrients.
Maintaining healthy health is critical for the marine ecosystem, she said. “
The highest concentrations of omega 4 and omega 3, for example, are found in the blood of dolphins,” Dr Hilda Eberhardt, of the University of Helsinki, told ABC News.
Maintaining healthy health is critical for the marine ecosystem, she said.
However, the fish are not as healthy as the tuna and other sea-based fish that are used in aquaculture.
Aquaculture is the growing industry that relies on capturing and processing sea fish to create high-value products such as tuna and salmon.
Eberhardt said it was important to monitor these diets in order to understand how the fish is being maintained.
Some researchers have suggested that dolphins and porpoise stocks could be under-consumed in the commercial tuna trade, due to their lower omega 3 levels.
Dr Hilda Wachtel, who led the research, said: “We need to be careful that the quality of the food that dolphins consume is not compromised, because this has important implications for their health and welfare.”
Dolphins have been caught in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Hawaii.