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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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Diary of a Dolphineer

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A leatherback turtle was spotted yesterday off the South of the island by Ramsey RNLI. Leatherback's are pretty rare in Manx waters but do get sighted occasionally and are listed as vulnerable on the IUCN Red List. ... See MoreSee Less

Ramsey RNLI lifeboat have just sent us this photo taken on a return passage back to the Island, of a leatherback turtle which they spotted swimming just south of the Island yesterday!

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Well it certainly is very calm out there! We have been surveying from land and had 4 Risso's dolphins at Niarbyl from 11:20 until we left at 12:55. The pod were really close in shore and easily seen with the naked eye, just off the tail of rocks, they were last seen heading towards Peel but could easily turn back again, so look out any where on the west coast. Our other survey team did 3 hours at Port St Mary and had lots of groups of Harbour porpoise. This afternoon we will have teams at Marine Drive and Niarbyl and anyone is welcome to join us ... See MoreSee Less

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Recent sightings in Manx waters

Date Time Species Total Duration Location Observer
29/08/2016 14:50 Harbour Porpoise 2 5

The Sound

Carol Woodall
29/08/2016 14:36 Unidentified Small Cetacean 10 4

Langness

Tom Kneale
29/08/2016 12:10 Harbour Porpoise 3 2

Port St Mary

Sue Whittaker & Carol
26/08/2016 19:00 Risso’s Dolphin 1 90

Douglas harbour entrance

Kevin Walmsley
25/08/2016 19:15 Minke Whale 1 1

Marine Drive

Carol Woodall & Bill Whittaker
25/08/2016 17:30 Risso’s Dolphin 5 30

Fort Island

Raine 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

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