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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
31/07/2016 13:00 Risso’s Dolphin 3 15

Calf of Man

Krzysztof Arciszewski
30/07/2016 15:30 Risso’s Dolphin 2 1

The Sound

Chris Burton shona boat trips
28/07/2016 17:25 Unidentified Small Cetacean 12 10

South of the Sound

Martin Holdsworth
28/07/2016 14:00 Common Dolphin 10 15

South east of the Calf

Graham Hall
27/07/2016 14:00 Risso’s Dolphin 6 15

Chicken Rock

Chris Burton shona boat trips
26/07/2016 09:00 Bottlenose Dolphin 20 20

Contrary head

Thomas T H Felce

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