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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
18/10/2019 15:50 Bottlenose Dolphin 3 2

Gansey Bay, Port St Mary

Bill and Sue Denard
18/10/2019 15:00 Harbour Porpoise 3 30

Port St Mary Ledges

Vannin Veg
16/10/2019 17:00 Minke Whale 2 5

Port Soderick

carol woodall
16/10/2019 09:55 Bottlenose Dolphin 30 80

Onchan to Marine drive

Lucelocket and many others
15/10/2019 14:45 Bottlenose Dolphin 2 2

Peel Castle

Bill and Sue Denard
15/10/2019 11:35 Minke Whale 2 10

Airport runway to Santon head

Vannin Veg

Diary of a Dolphineer

Online blog written by our summer interns each year

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