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Recent Sightings

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Adopt a Risso's Dolphin

Support our work by adopting a Manx Risso’s dolphin for yourself or a loved one

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 bottlenose dolphin mother and calf

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Recent sightings in Manx waters

Date Time Species Total Duration Location Observer
09/09/2023 19:10 Minke Whale 1 5

Little Ness Marine drive

Carol Woodall
09/09/2023 19:00 Harbour Porpoise 7 5

Chicken rock

Boat Trips Isle of Man
09/09/2023 17:10 Harbour Porpoise 3 5

Kallow Point, Port St Mary

David Bellamy & Robert Fisher
09/09/2023 06:00 Moonlight and Starlight 2 15

Off Peel

Max Crookall
08/09/2023 18:00 Unidentified Small Cetacean 4 10

Langness foghorn

Buster Nixon / Mick Fleming
08/09/2023 16:30 Harbour porpoise 1 20

Gibdale, Calf of Man

Buster Nixon / Mick Fleming

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