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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
05/02/2020 11:00 Harbour Porpoise 2 30

Calf Sound

Vanninveg
02/02/2020 13:50 Bottlenose Dolphin 1 10

Inside Peel Bay

Caitlin Dancox, Andy Corrie
02/02/2020 09:15 Bottlenose Dolphin 1 10

Far end of Prom a few meters from the shore

Ian Judd
31/01/2020 15:30 Bottlenose Dolphin 1 90

Inside Peel bay

Ruth Black, Jo Jo and Shona Storey
26/01/2020 14:10 Bottlenose Dolphin 6 10

Laxey Bay

R & M Davies
25/01/2020 15:00 Bottlenose Dolphin 15 10

Peel Hill

Alan Moffatt

Diary of a Dolphineer

Online blog written by our summer interns each year

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