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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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"Thank you Jen for coming out to our Year 4 children at St Mary’s this week. The children were really engaged and curious during your talk and it fitted in perfectly with our current learning. Perkyn the Porpoise was a particularly big hit! We’ll definitely be in touch to book you in for another visit next time we come to this topic" -Ms Weeks. A big thanks to St Mary's School and Peel Clothworkers year 5's for asking our Education Manager in recently. Jen has short notice availability over the next 2 weeks should any school like a visit before the summer holidays. Please email She is already looking forward to visiting St Johns year 5's and running a whole school assembly at Marown. ... See MoreSee Less

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Ever wondered what our young scientist area is all about? Discover marine mammal bones, become a marine mammal scientist by playing our photo-id matching game, learn about the dangers these animals face and do some wordsearches, puzzles, colouring ... See MoreSee Less

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We are open today till 4pm. Kids activities, books to browse, sightings updates, become a member, buy a hoodie, teas and coffee. Hope to see your lovely faces. Find us on Peel high street opposite Top to Toe ... See MoreSee Less

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Recent sightings in Manx waters

Date Time Species Total Duration Location Observer
24/12/2016 12:00 Minke Whale 1 10

Marine drive

Colin Quayle
18/12/2016 11:20 Bottlenose Dolphin 25 30


Nigel and Maureen Morgan
18/12/2016 08:00 Bottlenose Dolphin 20 15


Derek Callister
17/12/2016 13:00 Harbour Porpoise 4 10

400m SE Maughold Head

Steve Taggart
17/12/2016 12:00 Common Dolphin 20 10

West coast

17/12/2016 10:15 Minke Whale 2 20

Marine Drive

Andy Watson

Diary of a Dolphineer

Online blog written by our summer interns each year

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