OMEGA-2 can be sourced from either animal or vegetable sources and is primarily used in the cosmetics, nutraceutical and pharmaceutical industries and also in high-grade lubrication and fibre coating. SeaDragon produces human consumption grade Omega-2, primarily for the nutraceutical market. The raw materials for Omega-2 are sourced mainly from deep water dogfish, but also from the liver of the deep sea shark, which forms the richest source of natural squalene. Shark liver oil consists of about 60-85 % of this natural material. By means of comparison olive oil has a squalene concentration of only 0.4 –0.8 %. Products from our fractionation activities include Squalene >99%, Deep Sea Shark Liver Oil (DSSLO) fractions, Alkoxyglycerols and New Zealand School Shark Liver Oils. Squalene Squalene is a naturally occurring unsaturated hydrocarbon compound found in the livers of deep sea sharks. It also occurs in small quantities in the human body, to help keep the skin moist and supple. Traces are also found in vegetable oils such as olive oil. Squalene is a strong antioxidant, helping to support oxidative damage from free radicals, which are known to cause degenerative damage to membranes and cells.