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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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Approx 25 Bottlenose dolphins were spotted by Peel RNLI on New Years Day during a man overboard training exercise. The dolphins appear inquisitive of the white fender dropped in, they are probably wondering why this object is of such interest to the humans. This was 1/2 off Glen Maye at 10:30. Thanks to the good folk at the RNLI for reporting and allowing us to share this video. ... See MoreSee Less

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Shutting up shop for the next 3 weeks. We will be working at home and will reply to all emails and messages. Stay safe everyone ... See MoreSee Less

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3 weeks ago

Manx Whale and Dolphin Watch

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Recent sightings in Manx waters

Date Time Species Total Duration Location Observer
15/01/2021 09:00 Bottlenose Dolphin 10 10

Peel breakwater

Jude Needham, Roy Baker
13/01/2021 15:00 Bottlenose Dolphin 2 90

Glen Maye to Peel

Liz Shergold, Keira Watterson, Roy Baker
13/01/2021 09:30 Bottlenose Dolphin 20 10

Peel hill

Neil Watterson
01/01/2021 10:30 Bottlenose Dolphin 25 45

Approx. half a mile West of Glen Maye

Peel Lifeboat
30/12/2020 10:45 Bottlenose Dolphin 20 285

Douglas head to Scarlett

John Harper and others
29/12/2020 11:30 Harbour Porpoise 4 30

The ledges PSM war memorial

Neil

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