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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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Our plastic free June

The MWDW team go a whole month without single-use plastics

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Come and join us for a large public watch event at The Sound on Sat 29th July 1-4pm. Help us look out for whales, dolphins and porpoises and chat to the team to learn all about our local species and how to identify them.

The Cafe at the Sound will be running a special offer of a regular tea/coffee and cake for £4.
Entrance to the watch event is free but a suggested donation of £5 per person is recommended to contribute to our charity's running costs.

29th July-6th August marks the 15th annual National Whale and Dolphin Watch week where surveys and events take place all around the British Isles. Sightings from all locations contribute to the central database held by the Seawatch Foundation, this builds a snapshot of the overall distribution of each species over a large geographical range.
www.seawatchfoundation.org.uk/nwdw-2017/
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Dolphin Watching at The Sound

July 29, 2017, 1:00pm - July 29, 2017, 4:00pm

Come and join us for a large public watch event at The Sound on Sat 29th July 1-4pm. Help us look out for whales, dolphins and porpoises and chat to the team to learn all about our local species and how to identify them. The Cafe at the Sound will be running a special offer of a regular tea/coffee and cake for £4. Entrance to the watch event is free but a suggested donation of £5 per person is recommended to contribute to our charity's running costs. 29th July-6th August marks the 15th annual National Whale and Dolphin Watch week where surveys and events take place all around the British Isles. Sightings from all locations contribute to the central database held by the Seawatch Foundation, this builds a snapshot of the overall distribution of each species over a large geographical range. www.seawatchfoundation.org.uk/nwdw-2017/

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We are pleased to be joining the MV Balmoral on Friday 21st July for a cruise around the Calf of Man. We will set sail at 13:15 from the Sea Terminal, returning at around 17:30. Observers from Manx Whale and Dolphin Watch will be on hand to chat to the public all about the Manx Marine life, offering hints and tips and hopefully spotting some whale and dolphins! Tickets are available from the Balmoral website www.whitefunnel.co.uk/c-5-douglas.aspx ... See MoreSee Less

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Recent sightings in Manx waters

Date Time Species Total Duration Location Observer
20/06/2017 20:30 Risso’s Dolphin 6 10

1 mile off the Chasms

Neil Morris
19/06/2017 13:42 Risso’s Dolphin 26 20

Bradda Head

Helen Cooper
19/06/2017 12:20 Risso’s Dolphin 20 15

N of Port Erin

MWDW (aboard Grey Fox)
18/06/2017 20:00 Risso’s Dolphin 25 55

Port St Mary

Chris Bradshaw, Nigel Taylor
18/06/2017 15:30 Risso’s Dolphin 5 40

Port St Mary

Steve Quilliam
18/06/2017 15:00 Harbour Porpoise 3 2

Fleshwick

Kirrie Jenkins

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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