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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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6 hours ago

Manx Whale and Dolphin Watch

On a trip on their boat today, our supporters Kirrie and Phil came across this Puffin beside a plastic bottle. Kirrie says "The puffin drew our attention to the bottle, which we retrieved, we had the most uncanny feeling that it was trying to communicate to us, swimming aggressively backwards and forwards to the bottle, pecking it, and watching us. We also fished out several helium balloons - a wedding, a christening, a fortieth birthday and a 1 year old" Today the IOM Gov announced a single-use plastics reduction plan approved by Everyone should do their bit to make a difference. Photo credit: Kirrie Jenkins www.tynwald.org.im/business/opqp/sittings/Tynwald%2020162018/2018-GD-0046.pdf ... See MoreSee Less

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It's forecast to be another calm day, especially after 13:00 when the wind should drop to 3mph. Make sure you look out to sea wherever you are. Potential for all of our 5 key species to be seen. We will be out surveying so will keep you updated if we have signal ... See MoreSee Less

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15 hours ago

Manx Whale and Dolphin Watch

Thanks to Chris for this truly incredible drone footage of the Bottlenose dolphins 16/07/2018. They were seen feeding between Port Erin and the Calf from midday through to early evening. The pod contained at least 50 individuals, a third of which were juveniles and young calves.

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Who doesn't like a bottlenose dolphin or 50? Filmed this evening on the Isle of Man.
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Recent sightings in Manx waters

Date Time Species Total Duration Location Observer
28/03/2016 13:00 Unidentified Small Cetacean 3 1

Groudle

Vikki Raby
21/03/2016 13:26 Harbour Porpoise 3 15

Port St Mary Ledges

Sue Whittaker Bill and Carol
21/03/2016 12:35 Risso’s Dolphin 12 10

Fort Island, Langness

Mark Kitching
20/03/2016 16:45 Risso’s Dolphin 3 5

West of Sound

Carol Woodall and Bill Whittaker
20/03/2016 16:30 Bottlenose Dolphin 20 20

Cornaa/Port Mooar

Geraldine Sowrey
20/03/2016 12:30 Harbour Porpoise 3 11

Langness

Carol Woodall and Sue Whittaker

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