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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.

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๐Ÿ‹ 11am, watching one minke whale very close in to shore by the Marine Drive arches! Quite calm water today so get spotting! ... See MoreSee Less

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๐Ÿ‹ Another minke whale spotted this evening near Onchan Head! Look out for the diving gannets which suggests feeding activity and there may be other whales in the area.
๐Ÿ‘€ Please do let us know details of your sighting for us to log. Thank you!
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Recent sightings in Manx waters

Date Time Species Total Duration Location Observer
15/09/2018 07:30 Risso’s Dolphin 14 10

Langness

E Cleator
14/09/2018 12:45 Minke Whale 1 1

Marine drive, toll gate

E Cleator
13/09/2018 18:00 Minke Whale 3 120

Onchan head

Many
13/09/2018 11:30 Minke Whale 1 5

Marine drive

12/09/2018 17:45 Minke Whale 1 5

Marine drive Toll gate

Panida
12/09/2018 11:35 Unidentified Small Cetacean 7 55

Port Soderick

Panida

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