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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.

Moonlight & Starlight

Our resident dolphins

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It's a beautiful day with good visibility though a few white horses here and there. Tomorrow will be calmer. Lots of potential to spot dolphins and porpoises from anywhere around our coastline on a calm day. Please do let us know if you see anything. ... See MoreSee Less
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Recent sightings in Manx waters

Date Time Species Total Duration Location Observer
30/03/2021 19:45 Harbour Porpoise 2 10

Laxey Bay

Robert Fisher & David Bellamy
30/03/2021 13:00 Harbour Porpoise 3 45

Laxey Bay

David Bellamy & Robert Fisher
29/03/2021 17:10 Harbour Porpoise 2 20

Garwick Bay

Robert Fisher
22/03/2021 08:25 Harbour Porpoise 3 10

Laxey Bay Marine Nature Reserve

Robert Fisher & David Bellamy
19/03/2021 17:30 Bottlenose Dolphin 2 65

Peel Castle-Fenella beach

Mark & Kris Johnston
19/03/2021 12:30 Risso’s Dolphin 5 120

Marine drive, Toll gate

Anna-Marie Frisby, James Joyce, and others

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