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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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Dolphin family

‘Temporarily resident’ mother and calf bottlenose dolphin

Would you like to help the manx wildlife trust attend strandings?We are looking for some more volunteers to join our marine strandings team! 🌊

MWT Marine Officer, Lara, is holding a training session at 7pm on Monday the 23rd November!

More information available - www.mwt.im/news/marine-stranding-training

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Would anybody else like to come along to our Ocean Craft session tomorrow? Learn all about creatures of the deep and make a twilight zone box to take home. £5 per child. Txt 393496 to book. ... See MoreSee Less

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We had a fintastic afternoon at the Mighty Minke Whale workshop. Still have spaces for Thursday's Spooky Ocean Crafts session, come and learn about the weird and wonderful creatures found in the ocean depths. Make a twighlight zone box to take home. Price is £5 per child or £3 for junior members 2pm start. Msg 393496 to book. ... See MoreSee Less

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Recent sightings in Manx waters

Date Time Species Total Duration Location Observer
24/10/2020 12:15 Bottlenose Dolphin 4 10

Laxey bay

Shane Stigant
19/10/2020 10:00 Bottlenose Dolphin 9 15

Bay Fine

Breeshey Harkin, Di Swayne and others
18/10/2020 16:10 Bottlenose Dolphin 2 15

Ramsey bay

Janette Gledhill and others
18/10/2020 11:50 Bottlenose Dolphin 30 300

Niarbyl to Bay Fine via Port Erin bay

Too many to mention
17/10/2020 14:30 Bottlenose Dolphin 4 20

Approximately 0.5 to 1 km east of the Sugarloaf cave

Janette Gledhill
17/10/2020 11:35 Risso’s Dolphin 1 5

The Lhen

Allen S. Moore

Diary of a Dolphineer

Online blog written by our summer interns each year

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