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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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#wmmc #novaatlantisfoundation a few of our global Risso's researchers at the World Marine Mammal Conference ... See MoreSee Less

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Morning session to present my poster on the Isle of Man Risso's dolphins! #WMMC19 ... See MoreSee Less

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A very interesting first day of talks, with lots to think about! Another full day tomorrow with my poster presentation first thing in the morning #WMMC19 ... See MoreSee Less

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5 days ago

Manx Whale and Dolphin Watch

From our Risso's dolphin workshop yesterday.Great Keep on Gramping Workshop 2.0 World Marine Mammal Conference Barcelona, yesterday! Around 30 researchers, representing 9 counties and 17 study-sites came together to listen, talk and make plans for the future! Nicola Hodgins Sarah Dolman @Lia Maglietta Stefano Bellomo Rafael Martins Ula Yu Alexander Sánchez Jones Pine Eisfeld-Pierantonio Sabina Airoldi Bryony Manley Rina Miyashita Marisa Tejedor Alexandra Vanderzee @Jennifer Adams @Charles Anderson @Frank Dermain @TomFelce Eleanor Heywood Luciana Moller @Laura Pittino @Naim Sayag @AdamSmith Anna Suter @ColleenTalty @Carlotta Vivaldi Steve Geelhoed Jenn Lily Pieter van der Harst ... See MoreSee Less

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Recent sightings in Manx waters

Date Time Species Total Duration Location Observer
04/12/2019 09:30 Bottlenose Dolphin 4 10

Peel breakwater

Danny McElroy
02/12/2019 14:30 Bottlenose Dolphin 20 20

Ramsey bay

Dennis Desborough
02/12/2019 12:40 Bottlenose Dolphin 30 20

Maughold head

Clare Brook
01/12/2019 11:00 Bottlenose Dolphin 30 210

Maughold to Laxey

Shane Stigant and others
29/11/2019 16:00 Bottlenose Dolphin 2 20

Whitestrand-Peel bay

Nick Barlow, Ian and Sam the Collie
25/11/2019 14:45 Bottlenose Dolphin 3 10

Peel breakwater

Frank

Diary of a Dolphineer

Online blog written by our summer interns each year

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