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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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Open until 12 today guys, before I head to work. It's warm and dry in here, unlike the outside 😕 thank goodness for coffee... ... See MoreSee Less

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Manx Whale and Dolphin Watch

Apologies if this offends anyone but it is an interesting read for anyone wanting to know what happened to the Humpback whale in the river Thames last week. ... See MoreSee Less

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We're open again today, 10am-4pm. Why not pop in and find out about cetacean evolution and what animal they are most closely related to... 🤔 ... See MoreSee Less

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Perkyn the porpoise says 'we're open!' 10am - 4pm today Peel High Street. ... See MoreSee Less

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Recent sightings in Manx waters

Date Time Species Total Duration Location Observer
06/10/2019 19:00 Harbour Porpoise 1 15

Laxey Bay

Neil Ogden
03/10/2019 09:30 Risso’s Dolphin 11 30

behind the calf

Mike Prior, Gemma Hagger
02/10/2019 10:30 Minke Whale 1 25

Santan gorge

Anon
30/09/2019 11:30 Bottlenose Dolphin 10 150

Laxey Bay-Port Cornaa

Many
30/09/2019 09:10 Minke Whale 3 300

Onchan-Port Soderick

Colin & Anne Gundry, Kirrie Jenkins, others
28/09/2019 14:30 Bottlenose Dolphin 20 90

Dhoon-Laxey

The Birches, others

Diary of a Dolphineer

Online blog written by our summer interns each year

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