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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.

Moonlight & Starlight

Our resident bottlenose dolphin mother and calf

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More shark photos fresh off the camera by holidaymakers Elizabeth and Tony. This was Port Erin bay on 24th May. This is a single large animal with dorsal and tail fins seen ... See MoreSee Less
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Basking shark seen off Peel castle yesterday! This is the sixth sighting of the year and the first seen from Peel. The second most recent sighting was on Tuesday 24th in Port Erin bay. Thanks to Eric Holmes for this video. ... See MoreSee Less
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Polly is in the building! Come and find Polly the Pollution dolphin on the #bigsplash trail and chat to us about marine life, the threats these animals face and how you can help. We are open today till 4 and tomorrow 10-4 ... See MoreSee Less
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Recent sightings in Manx waters

Date Time Species Total Duration Location Observer
26/05/2022 14:00 Bottlenose Dolphin 2 15

Peel bay

Katryna Baptist
25/05/2022 14:00 Bottlenose Dolphin 2 10

Peel bay

Katryna Baptist
23/05/2022 18:30 Bottlenose Dolphin 2 5

Ballagyr beach, Whitestrand

23/05/2022 16:30 Bottlenose Dolphin 2 10

2 miles north of Peel

Casey J fishing charters
07/05/2022 19:50 Harbour Porpoise 3 35

S of Sound car park

Sue & Carol
07/05/2022 19:20 Harbour Porpoise 2 15

SSE of Sound

C Woodall

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