Who remembers Donald the dolphin?

Who remembers Donald the Dolphin? Donald was a resident of Port St Mary for a while back in the 70’s and became well known to Manx residents at the time. He was a solitary Bottlenose dolphin who chose to interact with humans and seek their company. I don’t know an...

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Video editor required

We are looking for someone on the island to work through our collection of videos taken aboard our research vessel and edit them for us before uploading to our youtube channel. This is a work from home post and you will need access to video editing software.Would suit...

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New research vessel up and running

We are delighted to say that our new research vessel is finally sea worthy, re-named and re-branded. The boat, now named Galps in honor of our founder John Galpin, has been undergoing electrical work since late summer by Ben Corcoran. She has also undergone a deep...

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Rare Fin whale sightings two days in a row!

Fin whale, wikipedia commons The second largest animal on earth, the Fin whale, has made a rare visit to Manx waters. The two 26 metre long whales were first spotted by a team of local land-based observers on Saturday 1st October at 15:25. Mike Kelly, joined...

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Information evening and AGM 29th September

On Thursday 29th September we will be running an information night followed by our AGM at The Corrin Hall in Peel From 19:30-20:30 we will be running a drop-in session for anyone interested in finding out about more our work and becoming a member. Find out about who...

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Announcing the arrival of our new research vessel

We are delighted and very excited to announce that we now own a wonderful new research vessel! The purchase was made possible through generous support from the Scheinberg Family. This is the first vessel that our charity has personally owned allowing us to head to sea...

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1st August – A lovely day for Risso’s

Yesterday morning at 10am we had a wonderful land-based survey at Niarbyl watching Risso’s dolphins close inshore just off the ‘tail’ of rocks and another pod further offshore. The inshore dolphins were cruising about very leisurely and stayed in the...

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Summer sightings update

Today I am looking at all opportunistic sightings reported from the 1st May to date (26th July). Opportunistic sightings are those which are reported from members of the public via the website, facebook, email, phone or word of mouth. All sightings are entered into...

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Diary of a Dolphineer

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to volunteer for a cetacean research organisation and what our work involves? Each summer we take on full-time volunteer Research and Education Assistants and ask them to keep a blog of their time here. Check out our Diary...

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Special thanks to the Scheinberg Family