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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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Recent sightings in Manx waters

Date Time Species Total Duration Location Observer
23/06/2019 15:45 Harbour Porpoise 2 25

W of Sound Car Park

Sue Whittaker, Terry & Jan Adams, MWDW
22/06/2019 10:35 Common Dolphin 6 10

Bradda Head

Yvonne Mc Gearty O’Sullivan
18/06/2019 10:00 Common Dolphin 12 10

10 miles South of Port St Mary

Tom Middlebrook (vessel-Spray)
16/06/2019 14:45 Unidentified Small Cetacean 20 15

Niarbyl Bay

Lynda
16/06/2019 12:20 Harbour Porpoise 1 5

East of The Sound

MWDW
13/06/2019 19:45 Risso’s Dolphin 20 35

South of the Calf

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