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Manx Whale and Dolphin Watch (MWDW) has been at the forefront of marine mammal science on the Isle of Man since 2006.
We work voluntarily year round to ensure the safeguarding of whales, dolphins, and porpoises (cetaceans) in Manx territorial waters through non-invasive research and public awareness efforts.

Moonlight & Starlight

Our resident bottlenose dolphin mother and calf

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Come on down to see us today to pick up a freshly potted spider baby in assorted tea cups, some of which are Wedgewood. We are also running drop in kids crafts till 4pm and our Christmas decorations are going up today ... See MoreSee Less
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Our resident dolphins Moonlight and Starlight now have their very own card, perfect for Christmas or indeed any occasion. Printed on recycled paper. £2 each or 3 for £5, pop into the MWDW Centre tomorrow to grab yours or drop us a PM to arrange payment via BACS and we will send your order in the post ... See MoreSee Less
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We have some fantastic new merchandise in for Christmas. Unique Moonlight and Starlight Christmas cards (can also be used for all occasions) £2 each or 3 for £5. We also now sell litter pickers for £7.50-the perfect gift for those who wish to make a difference. We have a wide selection of beautiful t-shirts and other small stocking fillers. More to come over the next couple of weeks..we are currently open Saturdays 10-4 but will be doing extended hours in the run up to the big day. Come and see us on Michael Street, Peel. We can also post items for a small fee within the island and UK. Please drop us a PM to see how we can help. ... See MoreSee Less
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Recent sightings in Manx waters

Date Time Species Total Duration Location Observer
14/11/2021 10:00 Bottlenose Dolphin 2 5

Douglas head

Helen Davies
13/11/2021 11:40 Bottlenose Dolphin 15 20

Peel breakwater

Jeremy Rigby
13/11/2021 08:00 Risso’s Dolphin 1 10

Marine drive

Pawel Garczynski
13/11/2021 07:50 Bottlenose Dolphin 15 5

Perwick bay

Jackie Hall
10/11/2021 15:10 Bottlenose Dolphin 2 10

Peel bay

Ian Young
10/11/2021 12:00 Bottlenose Dolphin 2 15

Between Maughold Head and Port Mooar

J Brown

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