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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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Recent sightings in Manx waters

Date Time Species Total Duration Location Observer
07/05/2022 16:40 Harbour Porpoise 1 5

Calf of Man Lighthouses

Caroline & Phil Roriston
07/05/2022 13:20 Risso’s Dolphin 2 10

Santon Head

Craig Whalley
07/05/2022 11:00 Bottlenose Dolphin 2 600

Ballaugh to Contrary head then Peel

Too many to mention
05/05/2022 18:30 Harbour Porpoise 2 45

South of the Sound

Carol Woodall & Sue Whittaker
05/05/2022 11:50 Harbour Porpoise 3 5

Port Erin

Cheryl Moorhouse
03/05/2022 15:30 Bottlenose Dolphin 2 10

North breakwater, Ramsey.

Stuart McCudden

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