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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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The visitor centre will be closed today due to staff illness, hope you be back with you tomorrow and Saturday ... See MoreSee Less
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Happy birthday Starlight!! Thanks to the great group of kids who came along today and built these super cool sand-dolphins! We sang happy birthday to Starlight in Manx and then English (as requested by me!). We then came back to the MWDW centre to make these FINtastic paper plate crafts. A good birthday celebration for our beloved Starlight and thanks to all who joined in. ... See MoreSee Less
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Recent sightings in Manx waters

Date Time Species Total Duration Location Observer
20/09/2022 18:00 Bottlenose Dolphin 2 30

Point of Ayre (east)

Tim Pressley
20/09/2022 09:45 Harbour Porpoise 3 10

Port Erin breakwater

Sue_Whittaker & Carol Woodall
20/09/2022 09:30 Unidentified Large Cetacean 2 10

S of Bradda Head

Carol & Sue
20/09/2022 09:20 Bottlenose Dolphin 15 30


19/09/2022 19:10 Unidentified Large Cetacean 5 5

SSE of Sound car park

Carol & Sue
19/09/2022 18:30 Minke Whale 1 30

S of Sound car park

Carol Woodall

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