Puff, puff, pass, dolphins are using blowfish to get high.
West Australian dolphins are using blowfish to get high, scientists have found.
Scientist have monitored dolphins occupying the Peel-Harvey coastal waters off Mandurah, said there were several records of them interacting with blowfish in estuaries and coastal waters around the world.
Scientists had seen juveniles mouthing blowies in the Leschenault estuary in WA's South West and a sub-adult dolphin carrying an inflated blowie for a few hours in the Kimberley.
Blowies have a lethal toxin called tetrodotoxin, present in their skin, flesh and internal organs.
Small doses of the toxin have a narcotic effect and the program considered it as recreational drug use by dolphins.