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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.

Moonlight & Starlight

Our resident dolphins

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Here are some fintastic shots of our resident dolphins yesterday from Peel. They were spotted in the bay and at the back of the castle ... See MoreSee Less
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We are open today until 4pm. Perfect for a wet weather day. We have have lots of kids activities in our young scientist's area and these beautiful new books by Ellie Jackson and Laura Callwood. These stories follow the plight of marine animals that have been caught up in plastic or fishing gear and are rescued, rehabilitated and released. They are highly educational and beautifully illustrated. They are available to read in our centre but we are not yet selling them. The kettle is on and its nice and warm so please do stop by. ... See MoreSee Less
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*SEA WATCH CANCELLED* We are cancelling our sea watch at the sound this Sunday due to the adverse weather forecast. Our next one is scheduled for 23rd May. The Cafe at the Sound ... See MoreSee Less
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Recent sightings in Manx waters

Date Time Species Total Duration Location Observer
14/02/2016 13:00 Unidentified Small Cetacean 1 2


Anne-Marie Clark
09/02/2016 13:15 Bottlenose Dolphin 100 5

Port Mooar

Anna Kerruish
18/01/2016 15:45 Harbour Porpoise 3 45

West of The Sound

Mike Craine
16/01/2016 15:00 Bottlenose Dolphin 100 70

Marine Drive

Stuart Perks, Gavin Carter
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

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