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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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It's a beautiful day with good visibility though a few white horses here and there. Tomorrow will be calmer. Lots of potential to spot dolphins and porpoises from anywhere around our coastline on a calm day. Please do let us know if you see anything. ... See MoreSee Less
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Recent sightings in Manx waters

Date Time Species Total Duration Location Observer
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
26/11/2015 09:00 Bottlenose Dolphin 10 120

Cornaa-Laxey

Unknown

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