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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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Our resident dolphins

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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
19/03/2021 07:30 Bottlenose Dolphin 1 20

Ramsey Bay

D Jones
15/03/2021 17:00 Bottlenose Dolphin 100 90

Cornaa-Clay head

David Bellamy, Gez Sowrey and many more
15/03/2021 15:00 Minke Whale 1 15

Bradda Head

Zofia Kucha & Pawel Garczynski
15/03/2021 12:50 Bottlenose Dolphin 2 240

Peel headlands-Jurby

Sarah Flack, Tina Carter
09/03/2021 15:15 Bottlenose Dolphin 2 60

Port Erin bay

Many
08/03/2021 14:30 Common Dolphin 1 225

Ramsey, South bay

Many

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