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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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What an unbelievable sighting today in Port Erin bay. I can confirm that the species was Bottlenose dolphin and there looks to be around 50 or 60 individuals in the pod, including some incredibly young calves. Thank-you so much to everyone who has sent us videos/photos and we urge anyone who has photos and videos of the dolphins to send them to us. If the photos are of high quality, it should be possible to recognise individuals from marks on their dorsal fins. Thanks in advance ... See MoreSee Less

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Large pod of bottlenose dolphins in port erin bay. We are hearing this second hand and believe they are still there. Watch from land-they are very close inshore ... See MoreSee Less

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Minke Whale Week!

The Minke whale has earned the name ‘stinky Minke’, thanks to its varied and very fishy diet! They commonly feed on a variety of small fish, krill, cod, herring and pollock among other small sea creatures. It's not uncommon to be able to smell them from shore when winds are blowing from sea to land.
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Recent sightings in Manx waters

Date Time Species Total Duration Location Observer
10/07/2018 16:00 Harbour Porpoise 2 15

Off Langness

Richard Norris
09/07/2018 09:20 Harbour Porpoise 2 5

Castletown Bay

Robin Wootton
08/07/2018 17:02 Harbour Porpoise 3 15

S of Sound

Sue Whittaker Carol Woodall
08/07/2018 16:31 Risso’s Dolphin 5 10

3 miles North East from Gansey

Kirrie Jenkins
08/07/2018 15:40 Harbour Porpoise 10 10

5 miles NW of Peel

Manx Sealife safaris Peel
08/07/2018 15:30 Risso’s Dolphin 5 20

5 miles NW of Peel

Manx Sealife safaris Peel

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