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Recent Sightings

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Adopt a Risso's Dolphin

Support our work by adopting a Manx Risso’s dolphin for yourself or a loved one

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
12/09/2023 18:00 Minke Whale 1 15

Douglas head

Lisa Whear
10/09/2023 17:06 Minke Whale 1 15

Marine drive Tollgate

Carol Woodall & Sue Whittaker
10/09/2023 16:45 Harbour Porpoise 25 15

Carrick bay

Rick Taylor
10/09/2023 16:45 Tuna 1 5

Carrick bay

Rick Taylor
10/09/2023 12:30 Minke Whale 2 60

Marine drive Toll gate

10/09/2023 10:00 Moonlight and Starlight 2 10

Queen’s Pier, Ramsey


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