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Support our work by adopting a Manx Risso’s dolphin for yourself or a loved one

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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The visitor centre will be closed today due to staff illness, hope you be back with you tomorrow and Saturday ... See MoreSee Less
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Happy birthday Starlight!! Thanks to the great group of kids who came along today and built these super cool sand-dolphins! We sang happy birthday to Starlight in Manx and then English (as requested by me!). We then came back to the MWDW centre to make these FINtastic paper plate crafts. A good birthday celebration for our beloved Starlight and thanks to all who joined in. ... See MoreSee Less
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Recent sightings in Manx waters

Date Time Species Total Duration Location Observer
26/09/2022 15:40 Minke Whale 1 10

Marine drive, tollgates

Jay
24/09/2022 13:10 Minke Whale 1 10

Marine drive, Port Soderick end

Mai Fuller
23/09/2022 19:20 Minke Whale 2 20

Marine drive

Rosina casson
23/09/2022 10:00 Minke Whale 1 5

Off the Chasms

Robert Fisher
22/09/2022 16:30 Bottlenose Dolphin 6 10

Middle of Laxey bay

Shane Stigant
22/09/2022 11:00 Bottlenose Dolphin 8 20

Mid Laxey Bay

Shane Stigant

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