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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
15/09/2019 10:00 Bottlenose Dolphin 20 150

Ramsey Bay- Point of Ayre

Jan Skinner and many others
14/09/2019 17:00 Bottlenose Dolphin 5 15

Port Erin bay

Many
13/09/2019 15:00 Unidentified Small Cetacean 2 3

Peel breakwater

13/09/2019 07:30 Minke Whale 1 10

Off the runway

Neil Barron
12/09/2019 07:00 Common Dolphin 15 60

3 miles off Niarbyl

Chris Leece
10/09/2019 11:25 Harbour Porpoise 1 5

South of Sound

Sue Whittaker

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