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Manx Whale and Dolphin Watch (MWDW) has been at the forefront of marine mammal science on the Isle of Man since 2006. We work year round to ensure the safeguarding of whales, dolphins and porpoises (cetaceans) in Manx territorial waters through non-invasive research and public awareness efforts.

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Well done to the Bath and Bottle, who with immediate effect are banning plastic straws from their establishment. They are also encouring other businesses to do the same #strawlessman ... See MoreSee Less

The average straw is used for just 20 minutes but can take up to 500 years to break down. A tiny fraction of plastic straws are ever recycled with the majority ending up in landfill or rivers, from where they eventually end up in the sea. In America alone 500 million straws are used daily. That’s enough straws to wrap around the circumfrence of the earth two and a half times! It’s heartbreaking to see the affects of single use plastics in our seas and at Rock Food Concepts we are pledging to commit to switching to more sustainable alternatives. With immediate effect we will be removing straws entirely from the large proportion of our drinks at all of our venues. The straws that we now stock are wheat based and fully biodegradable. #strawlessman The UK Government has announced plans to eliminate all plastic waste in Britain over the next 25 years. Giving up single use plastic straws seems like an easy place to start. We live in a UNESCO biosphere region and surely must accept some responsibility for looking after our planet. #strawlessman We would like to take this opportunity to encourage all local businesses to switch from single use plastic straws to greener alternatives. Some restaurants have already made these steps but surely more must follow. Ban plastic straws in restaurants, ban plastic straws in bars, ban plastic straws in supermarkets. Customers must feel empowered to refuse plastic straws too. #strawlessman If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem! Together we can make the island plastic straw free! Ban straws on Man! Let’s do this! #strawlessman Please LIKE and SHARE this post to spread the message. #strawlessman

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We are delighted to announce a new partnership with The Cafe at the Sound, who have adopted us as their chosen charity for 2018! As part of our collaboration, we will be running public watch events on the 3rd Saturday of each month between April and September, 11am-1pm, these will be known as Seawatch Saturdays at the Sound! Exciting times ahead... www.facebook.com/TheCafeAtTheSound/ ... See MoreSee Less

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Have you heard... 👂 Plastic isn't cool 🙅 but WE are! So by 2023, we'll be the FIRST UK retailer to go plastic free in its own-label product range 🙌 #TooCoolForPlastic

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Recent sightings in Manx waters

Date Time Species Total Duration Location Observer
05/01/2018 14:30 Harbour Porpoise 2 25

The Arches, Marine drive

Ian Wilcock
05/01/2018 09:00 Bottlenose Dolphin 25 300

Maughold to Groudle

Pete Lumb, Laura, Tara Dunk and others
22/12/2017 13:15 Harbour Porpoise 2 15

500 metres east of the Stack, Castletown Bay.

Peter Quirk
18/12/2017 08:30 Bottlenose Dolphin 60 200

Cornaa to Douglas bay and Marine drive

Anna Kerruish, Neil Barron, Kevin Campbell and others
18/12/2017 08:30 Harbour Porpoise 3 5

Cornaa

Anna Kerruish
10/12/2017 14:55 Minke Whale 1 15

North of the Sound

Anne-Marie Clark

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