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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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Dolphin family

‘Temporarily resident’ mother and calf bottlenose dolphin

Moonlight and Starlight in Peel bay now. Close in by empire garage ... See MoreSee Less

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We would like to say a huge thank you to Aston International for their very generous donation of £1250 made today. This money goes straight towards the ongoing conservation of whales, dolphins and porpoises in Manx territorial waters. Thank you to the Aston team for the support they have given, not only to us, but also to many other charitable organisations and good causes who are part of the Manx community. ... See MoreSee Less

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We are feeling festive today having put up our decorations. Dont forget we are running our Christmas dolphin treasure hunt this Saturday on Peel high street. Drop in between 10 and 4 to pick up a quiz sheet and warm up afterwards with refreshments and kids crafts . ... See MoreSee Less

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Recent sightings in Manx waters

Date Time Species Total Duration Location Observer
16/01/2016 10:30 Bottlenose Dolphin 20 90

Niarbyl to The Calf

The Wattersons, Martin Lambden and Sound Cafe
27/12/2015 11:00 Bottlenose Dolphin 6 5

Port Jack – Douglas lighthouse.

Shelley & Chris Kilpatrick
27/12/2015 09:37 Bottlenose Dolphin 4 10

Between Santon Gorge and Derbyhaven

Kylie
27/12/2015 08:00 Bottlenose Dolphin 50 65

Bulgham bay – Douglas Bay

Shane Stigant
25/12/2015 11:00 Bottlenose Dolphin 2 5

Langness

Adam and Margaret Kelly
22/12/2015 11:50 Bottlenose Dolphin 10 10

Fort Island, Langness

Cassie Kennaugh

Diary of a Dolphineer

Online blog written by our summer interns each year

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