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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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Small group of Bottlenose dolphins of marine drive toll gate 14:15 today ... See MoreSee Less

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Please can folk let us know if the fog lifts out to sea anywhere today as it's calm and we want to conduct surveys if possible ... See MoreSee Less

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To the family from Jurby who came into our centre today. Please get in touch so I can get your little boy's camcorder back to him ... See MoreSee Less

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Recent sightings in Manx waters

Date Time Species Total Duration Location Observer
24/06/2016 15:41 Harbour Porpoise 1 1

SE of Sound

Sue Whittaker
23/06/2016 08:30 Risso’s Dolphin 10 10

Off Spanish head

David Wright
23/06/2016 08:20 Common Dolphin 6 5

Off Spanish head

David Wright
23/06/2016 07:30 Risso’s Dolphin 4 90

Off Spanish head

David Wright
18/06/2016 20:10 Minke Whale 1 1

10 miles off Bradda head

Dermot Shimmin
18/06/2016 11:05 Risso’s Dolphin 10 20

Onchan Head

David Cain

Diary of a Dolphineer

Online blog written by our summer interns each year

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