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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
07/03/2016 09:30 Risso’s Dolphin 2 10

Marine Drive

Steve Wright
06/03/2016 11:15 Bottlenose Dolphin 100 300

Laxey bay to the Calf

Mr Griffiths, Terri Wilcox, Dave Smith, Jackie and Graham Hall
28/02/2016 07:30 Bottlenose Dolphin 80 15

Douglas to Port Soderick

John Corteen
24/02/2016 13:10 Unidentified Small Cetacean 3 30

Marine drive

Kylie Rollins
15/02/2016 16:20 Bottlenose Dolphin 50 60

Port Mooar to Clay head

Shane Stigant, Sowrey family
14/02/2016 16:00 Bottlenose Dolphin 2 15

1 km off Port Soderick

John Collister

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