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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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Thankyou to the amazing Alice Rose Fayle for creating these beautiful Manx marine life eco shopping bags. They are now available to buy via Alice's Etsy page. 10%of all purchases will go towards our work. We would love to see lots of you around the island sporting these x ... See MoreSee Less

I’ve been on a personal mission this year to reduce plastic and live more eco friendly. It is something I have always been passionate about but I feel it is more important now than ever before especially After watching #blueplanet and the whale who lost her baby. Together with @manxwhaleanddolphin watch and West Coast Printing we have designed and made an 100% Cotton Shopper. 10% of the sales goes to Manx Whale and Dolphin Watch www.etsy.com/uk/listing/606985683/niarbyl-shopper?ref=shop_home_active_3 Help us #saveouroceans and #shoplocal #nomoreplastic #manxmade #isleofman

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Heres a little glimpse of the European Cetacean Society conference this year in Italy. It's been a great one! In 2019, MWDW will be in attendance at the 2nd World Marine Mammal Conference in Barcelona where we aim to present some of our scientific research. ... See MoreSee Less

📖⛵Logbook - 3^ day A view of the ECS 2018 👀 📖⛵Diario di bordo - giorno 3 Uno sguardo sull'ECS 2018 👀

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Heres Jen presenting MWDW's fourth poster presentation since 2007 at the European Cetacean Society Conference. Copies of all our scientific posters will be posted on this page when we get back ... See MoreSee Less

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Recent sightings in Manx waters

Date Time Species Total Duration Location Observer
13/04/2018 10:00 Harbour Porpoise 1 15

On Warts Bank

Martin Lambden
11/04/2018 15:00 Bottlenose Dolphin 15 5

Off Douglas, seen from Ben-my-Chree

Zoe Sowrey
07/04/2018 15:20 Harbour Porpoise 1 5

Rue Point

Nick Pinder
07/04/2018 14:00 Harbour Porpoise 20 30

Calf Lighthouses

Calf wardens
07/04/2018 12:00 Harbour Porpoise 1 5

Langness

Kath Giles
06/04/2018 13:00 Harbour Porpoise 25 15

Calf Lighthouses

Calf Wardens

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