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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

The daily life of a Manx Whale and Dolphin Watch volunteer 

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This dolphin was right inside Peel harbour today before swimming out to join the rest of the pod ... See MoreSee Less

So lucky to see this dolphin, so close to the shore in Peel.

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There was a dolphin today right inside Peel harbour, which is pretty unheard of. Unfortunately, I can't share the video on here due to privacy settings, but I have asked the observer to post it on our timeline so keep an eye out for it. Did anyone else see it? We will go down tomorrow at high tide to look as it may still be hanging around 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

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Incredible photo's of a Bottlenose dolphin attacking a small shark, as seen from the Pier in New Quay, Wales ... See MoreSee Less

We are often met with skepticism when we tell people that you don't necessarily need to step foot on a boat to see dolphins, so here's some photographic evidence that you can have spectacular dolphin sightings from land too! Nigel Barlow and his wife Sue spotted this bottlenose dolphin from New Quay pier, tail slapping several times before it breached throwing a small shark out of the water! Bottlenose dolphins are opportunistic feeders and while we often see them feeding on salmonids, they are known to take sharks such as dogfish or small tope as well. If you have seen a whale, dolphin or porpoise, please report them to us via our online sightings form (www.seawatchfoundation.org.uk/sightingsform/)

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Recent sightings in Manx waters

Date Time Species Total Duration Location Observer
19/02/2017 12:05 Harbour Porpoise 1 2

Rue Point

Nick Pinder
15/02/2017 14:00 Common Dolphin 2 15

5 miles NW of Peel

Drew Humphries
05/02/2017 09:20 Bottlenose Dolphin 100 60

Between the Calf and Langness

Nick Cowell, Martin Lampden
03/02/2017 14:20 Harbour Porpoise 1 5

150m off Peel breakwater

David Wright
29/01/2017 09:00 Bottlenose Dolphin 20 80

Port-e-vullen

kebaoffshore/Anna Kerruish
17/01/2017 14:00 Harbour Porpoise 2 2

Douglas Head

Pete Quirk

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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