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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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🐬 Dolphins have just been spotted in Laxey bay and heading south! Please let us know if you see them.
❄ Please be careful on the roads if you're heading out and about today.
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Just sharing this lovely little video to make you feel warm inside on this wintery day 🙂 Thanks Rhi Evans for making the video. All footage taken in Manx waters by MWDW ... See MoreSee Less

Video day 6-so here it is; the final video in our series of Manx cetacean footage. We have covered the 5 key species and this final one is a compilation. We really hope you have enjoyed watching these videos and have learnt some facts about these incredible animals. Please help us to raise awareness of how amazing the Isle of Man is for whales, dolphins and porpoises by sharing these videos and asking your friends to 'like' our page. Video editing by Rhian Evans. If you'd like to contact Rhian about editing work you can catch her on: rhianevans88@live.co.uk All footage taken by Manx Whale and Dolphin Watch aboard research vessels, Girl Pat and Grampus.

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Recent sightings in Manx waters

Date Time Species Total Duration Location Observer
06/05/2017 15:55 Harbour Porpoise 1 4

S of The Sound

Sue Whittaker
01/05/2017 09:00 Harbour Porpoise 2 15

East of the Sound

Cheryl Gatfield
28/04/2017 15:00 Harbour Porpoise 2 1

Close to the Red Buoy, Castletown Bay

Pete Quirk
26/04/2017 14:00 Risso’s Dolphin 1 45

Marine drive

Hannah Hall
23/04/2017 09:00 Bottlenose Dolphin 1 5

Ramsey

Danny Kermeen
20/04/2017 20:40 Harbour Porpoise 1 10

Laxey bay

Laura

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