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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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Incredibly early basking shark sighting off Achill on the west of Ireland as well as one spotted off St Ives Cornwall yesterday. This arrival is two months earlier than usual. Keep a look out from the west of the Isle of Man as they may pop up early here too. Please report all basking shark sightings to us via the mwdw websiteBasking sharks have been seen west of the Mullet peninsula for the past four days and now in Achill too. This photo was taken on the 23rd March in Achill.If you see any basking sharks, dolphins, whales & porpoises be sure to log your sightings via the free IWDG reporting app (download from google play or App Store) or via “Report Sighting” ... See MoreSee Less
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Some photos from a recent visit to Henry Bloom Noble school with Robbie the Risso's dolphin and Perkyn the Porpoise. Our Education Manager is currently taking bookings for school visits. See link in comments for details of sessions and instructions of how to get in touch.Today Year 2 had a visit from Jen at Manx Whale and Dolphin Watch .🐬She talked to the children about the different sea life we can see around the island, the importance of respecting them, and keeping them safe. The children asked really interesting questions and now have lots more knowledge for their ‘Under the Sea’ topic this half term. ... See MoreSee Less
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Recent sightings in Manx waters

Date Time Species Total Duration Location Observer
26/03/2023 17:45 Moonlight and Starlight 2 15

Port Erin Bay – approx. 25 metres offshore in Cosy Nook area

Richard Collister
20/03/2023 11:30 Moonlight and Starlight 2 10

Ramsey bay

T and P Young
14/03/2023 14:45 Harbour Porpoise 3 15

South harbour, Calf of Man

Robert Fisher
08/03/2023 11:17 Moonlight and Starlight 2 5

Peel Castle

Luiz Felipe
07/03/2023 18:15 Harbour Porpoise 5 20

Dog Mills

Georgina Franks
07/03/2023 13:35 Common Dolphin 20 10

2 miles off Peel Castle

Max Crookall

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