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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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Waiting in Peel harbour to head to sea. Fingers crossed it stays calm all day. Let us know if you see anything ... See MoreSee Less

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Rissos dolphins and Minke whales seen from the Shona today off fleshwick. Did anyone else see anything? Great day had at the stall, shattered now but got it all again tomorrow. We have now had over 50 sightings reported this month. Keep an eye out and keep those reports coming in. ... See MoreSee Less

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Its flat calm here in port erin and should be calm elsewhere so do keep an eye out in these perfect conditions. There was a pod of 12 rissos this morning at 8:30 off the calf so they could still be in the south. Please let us know if you see anything ... See MoreSee Less

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Recent sightings in Manx waters

Date Time Species Total Duration Location Observer
25/07/2017 16:25 Harbour Porpoise 6 10

Port St Mary

MWDW
23/07/2017 14:00 Minke Whale 1 40

1 mile off Bradda head

Chris Burton Shona Boat trips
23/07/2017 11:05 Risso’s Dolphin 3 5

Off Langness lighthouse

Richard and Janice Cooil
22/07/2017 16:15 Risso’s Dolphin 5 2

From the Ben-My-Chree

Alex McCormac
22/07/2017 12:30 Harbour Porpoise 2 1

Port St Mary

Pete Quirk
22/07/2017 10:30 Risso’s Dolphin 5 15

Langness

Emily Cleator

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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