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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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It's a beautiful day with good visibility though a few white horses here and there. Tomorrow will be calmer. Lots of potential to spot dolphins and porpoises from anywhere around our coastline on a calm day. Please do let us know if you see anything. ... See MoreSee Less
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Recent sightings in Manx waters

Date Time Species Total Duration Location Observer
04/04/2021 15:10 Bottlenose Dolphin 2 15

Peel bay

Mandy Hewes
04/04/2021 08:00 Common Dolphin 20 75

2 miles off Chicken Rock

Darren Watterson and others
03/04/2021 13:20 Bottlenose Dolphin 2 475

Point of Ayre-Jurby-Devils Elbow-Peel

Phill Evans, Nick Pinder, Tim Roberts and daughter
03/04/2021 09:45 Bottlenose Dolphin 20 10

Onchan

Paul Ryan
31/03/2021 19:45 Bottlenose Dolphin 2 5

Mid Laxey bay

Shane Stigant
31/03/2021 17:45 Harbour Porpoise 3 80

Laxey Bay

Robert Fisher & David Bellamy

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