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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
11/06/2016 17:05 Minke Whale 1 5

Douglas head

Colin Gundry
10/06/2016 19:50 Harbour Porpoise 1 10

About 1/4 of mile off Little Ness headland just off Marine Drive

Jon Russell-Dunn
10/06/2016 19:05 Harbour Porpoise 2 5

Bradda Head

Chris Burton
10/06/2016 18:45 Harbour Porpoise 3 5

Bradda Head

Adele Priest
08/06/2016 17:00 Harbour Porpoise 3 2

Little Ness

Peter Quirk
08/06/2016 14:05 Unidentified Small Cetacean 1 2

Langness

Alison Kyle

Diary of a Dolphineer

Online blog written by our summer interns each year

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