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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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Hi everyone. We have had LOTS of sightings coming in over recent weeks so here's a little reminder to please report directly to our website, even if you are unsure on species we will contact you. It is becoming increasingly difficult to sort through all sightings that come in via facebook messenger and especially as a comment to a post. The latter are so easily overlooked due to lack of FB notification. With our reduced man power this year due to no Dolphineers, it takes hours to write to people on Facebook to get all the information required to log a sighting. By filling out a simple form we gain all the info required and will contact you if you need more. So, I am attaching it to the comments on this post, no need to register. Thank you for helping us during this time 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

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Beautiful behavioural observation of our temporarily resident mother and calf Bottlenose dolphins. Full video to be released. Thanks Kim Tastagh ... See MoreSee Less

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Recent sightings in Manx waters

Date Time Species Total Duration Location Observer
02/06/2020 10:20 Risso’s Dolphin 3 180


MWDW, Keirron & Kim Tastagh
02/06/2020 10:00 Harbour Porpoise 2 5


Liz Charter
02/06/2020 08:00 Risso’s Dolphin 6 180

West of the Sound

Adam Tansey-Scales and Em
31/05/2020 16:30 Bottlenose Dolphin 2 15

Peel Breakwater

29/05/2020 20:45 Unidentified Large Cetacean 1 1

about 4 miles off Laxey headland

Shane Stigant
28/05/2020 13:00 Bottlenose Dolphin 2 15

Kirk Michael

Shaun Gelling

Diary of a Dolphineer

Online blog written by our summer interns each year

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