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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
01/04/2017 11:25 Harbour Porpoise 3 55

South west of Point of Ayre

Colin Gundry
01/04/2017 11:00 Harbour Porpoise 2 3

Rue Point, Andreas.

Nick Pinder
24/03/2017 17:35 Bottlenose Dolphin 20 90

Port Mooar-Laxey bay

Shane Stigant, Anna Kerruish
23/03/2017 12:50 Risso’s Dolphin 12 10

Marine Drive

Renée Heginbotham
20/03/2017 12:05 Bottlenose Dolphin 50 60

Douglas lighthouse

Nathan Davies
13/03/2017 11:00 Bottlenose Dolphin 15 10

Port Mooar

Anna Kerruish

Diary of a Dolphineer

Online blog written by our summer interns each year

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