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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
12/05/2019 09:15 Harbour Porpoise 2 5

Fort Island

Mike Quayle
11/05/2019 19:50 Bottlenose Dolphin 20 90

Laxey-Douglas

Many
11/05/2019 16:45 Risso’s Dolphin 8 20

Langness Foghorn

Andy and Anne Roberts
11/05/2019 08:05 Minke Whale 1 15

Cass Ny Hawin, north of the runway

Neil Barron
09/05/2019 16:30 Minke Whale 1 5

5 miles South of Port St Mary

Darren Watterson
07/05/2019 18:25 Harbour Porpoise 5 15

North if the stack (Calf of Man)

Di Swayne

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