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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
16/05/2016 18:10 Risso’s Dolphin 6 35

Douglas lighthouse/Marine Drive

Tom Brook, Lee Kennaugh
16/05/2016 10:00 Harbour Porpoise 2 10

South of The Sound

Rick and Mary Strange
14/05/2016 19:00 Harbour Porpoise 2 25

S of Sound

Rhona, Rob and Sue
14/05/2016 17:50 Harbour Porpoise 2 30

S of Sound

Sue Whittaker & Carol
14/05/2016 16:45 Harbour Porpoise 2 10

Marine Drive

Rachel Jackson
14/05/2016 15:40 Harbour Porpoise 2 15

Marine drive (north end of road closure)

John Cowin and Aisha Gadir

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