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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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Here is a list of shows we are attending this year with our stall
Deep South Festival–Sat 2nd and Sun 3rd July
Lezayre Fun Day–Sat 9th July
Ramsey Rotary Club Fun Day-Sun 10th July
Peel Carnival– Sun-7th August
Royal Manx Show–Fri 12th and Sat 13th August
Friends of the Earth Marine Awareness Day, Port Erin beach– Sun 14th August
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Check out these cool snaps of Bottlenose dolphins surfing in Cornwall. Dolphins are so intelligent and such efficient hunters that they actually have spare time to play. :) ... See MoreSee Less

Not all the activity is on the South Coast, keep out eyes out on the North too! Wonderful sighting of a pod of 6 to 8 Bottlenose Dolphin this week just off Porthtowan beach riding in the waves putting any surfer to shame and spectacular breaches! Shared with us by Colin Higgins and his son. Photos by Colin Higgins - Thank you

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Please can anyone who saw the dolphins in Ramsey Bay on Friday night help us confirm the species. We need a description.....overall colour/beak shape/head shape/behaviour. Even better, does anyone have photo's? What was the group size? Many thanks in advance :) ... See MoreSee Less

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Recent sightings in Manx waters

Date Time Species Total Duration Location Observer
24/06/2016 15:41 Harbour Porpoise 1 1

SE of Sound

Sue Whittaker
23/06/2016 08:30 Risso’s Dolphin 10 10

Off Spanish head

David Wright
23/06/2016 08:20 Common Dolphin 6 5

Off Spanish head

David Wright
23/06/2016 07:30 Risso’s Dolphin 4 90

Off Spanish head

David Wright
18/06/2016 20:10 Minke Whale 1 1

10 miles off Bradda head

Dermot Shimmin
16/06/2016 20:20 Risso’s Dolphin 10 10

Marine Drive

Diane Short

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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