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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 bottlenose dolphin mother and calf

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Recent sightings in Manx waters

Date Time Species Total Duration Location Observer
03/05/2022 11:55 Harbour Porpoise 2 30

South of the Sound

Carol & Sue
03/05/2022 11:20 Harbour Porpoise 3 30

North of the Calf

Carol & Sue
02/05/2022 15:45 Harbour Porpoise 2 60

South of the Sound

Sue & Carol
02/05/2022 15:20 Unidentified Small Cetacean 3 5

West of Sound car park

C Woodall
02/05/2022 15:10 Harbour Porpoise 4 10

North of the Calf

C Woodall & Sue Whittaker
02/05/2022 10:45 Bottlenose Dolphin 2 10

Point of Ayre

Russell Cowell

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