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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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Hi everyone. We have had LOTS of sightings coming in over recent weeks so here's a little reminder to please report directly to our website, even if you are unsure on species we will contact you. It is becoming increasingly difficult to sort through all sightings that come in via facebook messenger and especially as a comment to a post. The latter are so easily overlooked due to lack of FB notification. With our reduced man power this year due to no Dolphineers, it takes hours to write to people on Facebook to get all the information required to log a sighting. By filling out a simple form we gain all the info required and will contact you if you need more. So, I am attaching it to the comments on this post, no need to register. Thank you for helping us during this time 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

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Beautiful behavioural observation of our temporarily resident mother and calf Bottlenose dolphins. Full video to be released. Thanks Kim Tastagh ... See MoreSee Less

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Recent sightings in Manx waters

Date Time Species Total Duration Location Observer
18/06/2017 20:00 Risso’s Dolphin 25 55

Port St Mary

Chris Bradshaw, Nigel Taylor
18/06/2017 15:30 Risso’s Dolphin 5 40

Port St Mary

Steve Quilliam
18/06/2017 15:00 Harbour Porpoise 3 2


Kirrie Jenkins
18/06/2017 11:00 Harbour Porpoise 2 2


Kirrie Jenkins
18/06/2017 10:45 Risso’s Dolphin 12 15

1mile west of Bradda Head

Chris Tovell, Shirley Moore, MBSW
18/06/2017 10:00 Risso’s Dolphin 3 5

Bradda Head

Richard Hill

Diary of a Dolphineer

Online blog written by our summer interns each year

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