Humpback whale seen off the Manx coastline

Humpback whale seen off the Manx coastline

A rarely seen Humpback whale was spotted on 4th August travelling from Niarbyl to the Calf of Man, where it was photographed by holidaymaker Andrew McGonnell who saw the animal from the coastline at The Sound. The whale was seen leaping clear of the surface, blowing...
Successful screening of A Plastic Ocean

Successful screening of A Plastic Ocean

We had a fantastic turn out to our film night last Saturday, with the insightful documentary ‘A Plastic Ocean’ drawing crowds of environmentally aware Manx citizens to Peel’s Centenary Centre. Representatives from environmental groups, dive...
MWDW’s Plastic Free June

MWDW’s Plastic Free June

Throughout the month of June, the MWDW team are attempting to go without single-use plastics. We want to highlight the huge issue of plastic pollution, particularly in relation to the ocean environment where we work. We love whales, dolphins, porpoises, and all ocean...

International cetacean agreement comes to Manx waters

As you may have seen in the news recently an international cetacean conservation agreement known as ASCOBANS has now been extended to include the waters of the Isle of Man. So what exactly is this agreement, and why is it good news for us? Well firstly ASCOBANS stands...
Well known Welsh dolphin spotted off Manx coast

Well known Welsh dolphin spotted off Manx coast

On 7th January 2017, whilst carrying out a boat-based survey, we encountered a pod of around 10 Bottlenose Dolphins 1/2 a mile off Douglas Head. What made this encounter special was it was a dolphin crèche. The pod consisted of adults, several juveniles and a couple...