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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.

Moonlight & Starlight

Our resident bottlenose dolphin mother and calf

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Manx Whale and Dolphin Watch
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Recent sightings in Manx waters

Date Time Species Total Duration Location Observer
23/11/2021 13:50 Bottlenose Dolphin 20 15

3M off Maughold

Barrule
22/11/2021 12:00 Bottlenose Dolphin 10 15

Eary Cushlin

Matthew Dawson
22/11/2021 10:00 Harbour Porpoise 1 5

Ayres Visitor Centre (Ballaghennie)

Stephen Meadows FRICS
14/11/2021 10:00 Bottlenose Dolphin 2 5

Douglas head

Helen Davies
13/11/2021 11:40 Bottlenose Dolphin 15 20

Peel breakwater

Jeremy Rigby
13/11/2021 08:00 Risso’s Dolphin 1 10

Marine drive

Pawel Garczynski

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