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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
09/01/2019 14:30 Bottlenose Dolphin 15 50

Port Soderick to Langness

Richard Norris and MWDW
09/01/2019 13:30 Bottlenose Dolphin 30 15

Half mile off Onchan Head

Matt Cory and many others
06/01/2019 08:50 Bottlenose Dolphin 80 410

Maughold to Groudle, especially Laxey

Too many to mention
05/01/2019 19:30 Bottlenose Dolphin 8 10

4 miles off Bradda head

Ste Lee
05/01/2019 14:00 Bottlenose Dolphin 25 20

Port Mooar

Anna Jones
04/01/2019 08:55 Bottlenose Dolphin 80 275

Between Port Mooar and Maughold

Laura, Elaine Murray and others

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