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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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Thanks so much to everyone who came today to celebrate the first birthday of our Visitor's Centre. 30 of you came down to visit! We were busy all day and consumed a lot of coffee and cake! Don't forget we are always open Saturday's 10-4, its not just for special occasions! We are located on Peel high street opposite Kestrel Insurance and we have plenty of activities to keep the little ones entertained ... See MoreSee Less

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Check out our smart new hoodies!
These are the first we have actually had in stock in our centre for anyone to buy. Colour is Navy blue and size is unisex xs-xl. Price £38 or £35 for members. We are open today till 4 if you want to snap them up before they go as we only have 20 in stock. Made from 75% regnerated cotton from 100% pre-consumer waste. Zero plastic packaging.
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If you would like to enter our dolphin ring competition you can drop in to our centre today until 4pm ... See MoreSee Less

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Recent sightings in Manx waters

Date Time Species Total Duration Location Observer
19/01/2020 10:40 Harbour Porpoise 7 15


Ross Mann
19/01/2020 10:30 Bottlenose Dolphin 10 30

Bradda head

Port Erin RNLI, Margaret Caley
18/01/2020 17:15 Bottlenose Dolphin 2 45

Peel Bay

Ruth M Black
18/01/2020 16:15 Bottlenose Dolphin 4 10


Anne-Marie, Sara Jeffers
14/01/2020 15:30 Bottlenose Dolphin 4 90

Inside Peel Bay

Dave Corkish, Ian Rayner and Sam the Collie, Shirley Moon
12/01/2020 17:15 Bottlenose Dolphin 4 5

Behind Peel Castle

Tracy Corlett

Diary of a Dolphineer

Online blog written by our summer interns each year

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