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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
16/01/2016 15:00 Bottlenose Dolphin 100 70

Marine Drive

Stuart Perks, Gavin Carter
16/01/2016 10:30 Bottlenose Dolphin 20 90

Niarbyl to The Calf

The Wattersons, Martin Lambden and Sound Cafe
27/12/2015 11:00 Bottlenose Dolphin 6 5

Port Jack – Douglas lighthouse.

Shelley & Chris Kilpatrick
27/12/2015 09:37 Bottlenose Dolphin 4 10

Between Santon Gorge and Derbyhaven

Kylie
27/12/2015 08:00 Bottlenose Dolphin 50 65

Bulgham bay – Douglas Bay

Shane Stigant
25/12/2015 11:00 Bottlenose Dolphin 2 5

Langness

Adam and Margaret Kelly

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