Thank you Zurich!

We would like to say a huge thank you to Zurich International Life for raising a tremendous £959.56 through staff dress down days. We were blown away to receive such a large donation. What a fantastic effort! Thank you

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Could you be a Trustee?

The 2nd Annual General Meeting of Manx Whale and Dolphin Watch will take place on Thursday 26th October at 7 pm at Peel Sailing Club. Anyone is welcome, but only members can vote. We are looking for 2 Trustees to join our committee and become an integral...

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Minke whale bonanza

Over this past week, hundreds of Manx residents have had the pleasure of watching a very special and unusual number of Minke whales, extremely close inshore along Marine drive and within Douglas bay.  The whales first made their appearance on Monday 11th...

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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...

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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 clubs...

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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...

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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...

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New batch of land-based surveyors

We are delighted to announce that we have a new batch of local land-based surveyors, marking the start of the second year of our successful project 'The Development of a Network of Local Marine Mammal Surveyors' funded by the Manx Lottery Trust. Over the past two...

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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