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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Land-based surveyor workshop dates 2017

Network of local land-based surveyors  Upcoming workshops for 2017 Saturday 13th May. Port St Mary Town Hall, West Room 14:00-17:00 Sunday 21st May. Sulby Community Centre 14:00-17:00 Are you a wildlife enthusiast? Would you like to develop new skills whilst assisting...

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Manx Hospitality Day 2017

On Thursday 6th April MWDW were invited along to the Manx Hospitality Day at The Palace. The aim of the day was for people working within the hospitality industry to find out what there is to see and do, so they can pass the information on to tourists. Tom and I were...

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Looking forward to the summer

Hi supporters. I’m back for my February blog entry to keep you in the loop with our work. I don’t have many photos this time as I have mainly been stuck in the (very cold) office doing admin work for the charity. Our key achievement this month has been our recent...

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Special thanks to the Scheinberg Family