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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
23/06/2016 07:30 Risso’s Dolphin 4 90

Off Spanish head

David Wright
18/06/2016 20:10 Minke Whale 1 1

10 miles off Bradda head

Dermot Shimmin
18/06/2016 11:05 Risso’s Dolphin 10 20

Onchan Head

David Cain
17/06/2016 21:15 Bottlenose Dolphin 20 15

Ramsey Bay

Eddie Sullivan & Colette Gambell
16/06/2016 20:20 Risso’s Dolphin 10 10

Marine Drive

Diane Short
16/06/2016 13:30 Risso’s Dolphin 30 10

Fort Island, Langness

Mark Kitching

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