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Manx Whale and Dolphin Watch is a charity based on the Isle of Man dedicated to the ongoing conservation of our local whale, dolphin and porpoise species, collectively known as cetaceans. We work year round conducting non-invasive research to monitor the health of the cetacean population and their habitat. We also work hard to raise public awareness of these animals which is a vital part to their ongoing conservation. 

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Wow how amazing is this!! Orcas off Shetland yesterday. Orca (Killer whales) are actually dolphins and you can really see how dolphin like they are in this video ... See MoreSee Less

Crazy day in Shetland for chasing killer whales and what an end to the day, hear me get over excited about the big bull. They came right inshore in a small gully (less than a meter away at times) and proceed to what I can only assume was trying to catch seals for the next half hour. They were to close for the lens I had with me and took this video using my phone. In many ways it was an incredible good opportunity missed for creating some really interesting video but I needed a wide angle lens and that was in the car. Never expected this to happen and although I feel an opportunity was missed it was an amazing experience and it was great to see it with the Breeze family and if it wasn't for their kids running down to the shore we may have all missed it. Amazing experience, but an opportunity missed. It made me question how I could be more prepared to make the most of these opportunistic moments, plans are forming. www.shetlandphototours.co.uk Please feel free to share

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Are you enthusiastic about Manx marine life? Are you looking to gain a new skill? We still have places left for our land-based surveyor training workshop on 21st May. Booking is essential. Workshop is free of charge 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

Land-based surveyor training

May 21, 2017, 2:00pm - May 21, 2017, 3:00pm

Are you a wildlife enthusiast? Would you like to develop new skills whilst assisting with the ongoing conservation of whales, dolphins and porpoises in Manx waters? We are looking for eager nature lovers to join our team of local land-based surveyors for the second year of our Manx Lottery funded project. The workshop will cover species identification and training in how to conduct a land-based survey. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain experience in the field, find a new relaxing hobby and meet like minded people. Attendance is free but donations are extremely welcome. Booking is essential, please email education@mwdw.net or phone Jen 393496. There will also be a workshop in Port St Mary on 13th May

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Yesterday's sightings: 6 Risso's dolphins off Kallow Point and 1 Harbour porpoise off Spanish Head. Keep an eye out tonight and it should be a pretty calm evening 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

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Recent sightings in Manx waters

Date Time Species Total Duration Location Observer
23/04/2017 09:00 Bottlenose Dolphin 1 5

Ramsey

Danny Kermeen
20/04/2017 20:40 Harbour Porpoise 1 10

Laxey bay

Laura
20/04/2017 16:25 Harbour Porpoise 5 10

Langness

Neil and Glennis Corkill
17/04/2017 13:40 Risso’s Dolphin 6 10

Kallow point, Port St Mary

Graham and Jackie Hall
17/04/2017 09:30 Harbour Porpoise 1 15

Spanish head

Cheryl Gatfield
12/04/2017 18:00 Unidentified Small Cetacean 1 10

Langness

The Bromiley Family

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We would like to thank the following organisations for supporting our work through financial support and partnerships:

 

Special thanks to the Scheinberg Family