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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 bottlenose dolphin mother and calf

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Minke just reported via Telegram app just off marine drive toll gate. We will be at Marine drive from 2pm for a couple of hours if anyone would like to join ... See MoreSee Less
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Perfectly flat calm day with great visibility. One minke was seen this morning around 7am and then at 10 off the toll gate and pigeon stream. We saw nothing on our watch between 11 and 2. Will try again tomorrow from 2pm at Marine drive. No other sightings today apart from Moonlight and Starlight in Peel around 2pm. Did anyone see anything today? ... See MoreSee Less
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Recent sightings in Manx waters

Date Time Species Total Duration Location Observer
12/09/2021 15:40 Harbour Porpoise 4 15

Carrick Bay, Port St Mary

Jan G
12/09/2021 13:40 Risso’s Dolphin 1 5

Fort Island

Liz Charter
11/09/2021 17:44 Risso’s Dolphin 5 5

Port Soderick

Sue & Carol, Peter Christian
11/09/2021 16:05 Minke Whale 1 5

Marine Drive – Little Ness

Carol Woodall
10/09/2021 20:10 Bottlenose Dolphin 2 15

Peel breakwater

Katie Quayle
08/09/2021 13:15 Risso’s Dolphin 3 10

Marine drive toll gate

Adam Tansley-Scales

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