News

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 area for 2 hours...

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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 of a...

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Newborn Minke seen during amazing 4 species survey

I would like to tell you all about our amazing boat-based survey on Friday 3rd June 2016. We left Peel at midday and headed offshore before going south. There was a lot of swell on the west coast and the sea state was much higher than predicted so we didn't see an...

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MWDW on the BBC

On Wednesday 25th May we were joined by Beccy Barr from BBC North West tonight as she made her way around the Isle of Man learning about it's history, culture and wildlife. Our Outreach and Education Officer Jen Adams told Beccy all about whales, dolphins and...

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Land-based surveyor network now in full swing

We have had an overwhelming response to our first training workshops and have now trained up 54 local people in the art of land-based surveying over 3 half-day workshops. Our network is really kicking off and all attendees on facebook are part of a closed group where...

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