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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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The Minke whales are still around! One was seen today off Langness at 3pm. Thanks Janice Reynolds for the report 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

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It's Grey Seal pupping season and the Manx Wildlife Trust have issued some important advice on what to do if you come across a live pup on a beach. Also, if anyone sadly finds a deceased marine mammal please also contact the Manx Wildlife Trust as they have a strandings team who will deal with it accordingly. ... See MoreSee Less

We have had a lot of reports of baby seals hauling out on various beaches around the Island. Unless they are injured please leave them where they are. It's very likely that their mum will be nearby, even if you can't see her. She won't approach the pup whilst people are there so please keep your distance and that includes your dogs. Even small pups can give you a nasty bite.

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Who knows what this fella is? ... See MoreSee Less

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Recent sightings in Manx waters

Date Time Species Total Duration Location Observer
07/10/2017 17:25 Unidentified Small Cetacean 2 1

Pigeon Stream, Marine Drive

Bill Whittaker
30/09/2017 14:20 Minke Whale 2 240

Onchan

Louise Stewart, Paul Apperley, Essie Montgomary
28/09/2017 09:40 Minke Whale 1 15

About 600m from the coast of King Edward Bay

Zoe Bennett
28/09/2017 09:15 Minke Whale 2 2

Marine Drive

Susan Bottell
28/09/2017 09:10 Minke Whale 1 20

Marine Drive

Andrew Wedgwood Mayne
26/09/2017 12:00 Minke Whale 1 5

Onchan Head, less than half a mile off shore. Viewed from King Edward Bay House.

Andrew Mackie

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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