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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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6 hours ago

Manx Whale and Dolphin Watch

On a trip on their boat today, our supporters Kirrie and Phil came across this Puffin beside a plastic bottle. Kirrie says "The puffin drew our attention to the bottle, which we retrieved, we had the most uncanny feeling that it was trying to communicate to us, swimming aggressively backwards and forwards to the bottle, pecking it, and watching us. We also fished out several helium balloons - a wedding, a christening, a fortieth birthday and a 1 year old" Today the IOM Gov announced a single-use plastics reduction plan approved by Everyone should do their bit to make a difference. Photo credit: Kirrie Jenkins www.tynwald.org.im/business/opqp/sittings/Tynwald%2020162018/2018-GD-0046.pdf ... See MoreSee Less

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It's forecast to be another calm day, especially after 13:00 when the wind should drop to 3mph. Make sure you look out to sea wherever you are. Potential for all of our 5 key species to be seen. We will be out surveying so will keep you updated if we have signal ... See MoreSee Less

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15 hours ago

Manx Whale and Dolphin Watch

Thanks to Chris for this truly incredible drone footage of the Bottlenose dolphins 16/07/2018. They were seen feeding between Port Erin and the Calf from midday through to early evening. The pod contained at least 50 individuals, a third of which were juveniles and young calves.

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Who doesn't like a bottlenose dolphin or 50? Filmed this evening on the Isle of Man.
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Recent sightings in Manx waters

Date Time Species Total Duration Location Observer
18/07/2018 14:30 Harbour Porpoise 3 20

The Chasms

Kirriw Jenkins, MWDW
18/07/2018 13:45 Harbour Porpoise 1 5

Marine drive

Mike Kelly
17/07/2018 17:00 Common Dolphin 10 10

1 mile off Peel

Scott Filbey, Jess
16/07/2018 12:00 Bottlenose Dolphin 60 300

Port Erin Bay

Stuart Alexander
16/07/2018 11:00 Harbour Porpoise 2 5

Half mile off Perwick Bay

Andy Green
10/07/2018 18:00 Risso’s Dolphin 5 12

Close in Off Bradda Head

Chris Burton Shona Boat Trips

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