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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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Diary of a Dolphineer

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Recent sightings in Manx waters

Date Time Species Total Duration Location Observer
08/07/2019 17:30 Harbour Porpoise 2 20

NI

Sheila & Richard Norris
08/07/2019 16:25 Harbour Porpoise 4 120

Onchan, King Edwards bay

Carol, Bill & Sue
08/07/2019 15:35 Harbour Porpoise 1 1

South Harbour Calf of Man

chris burton Shona Boat trips
08/07/2019 15:15 Risso’s Dolphin 2 2

South Harbour Calf of Man

chris burton Shona Boat trips
08/07/2019 11:30 Harbour Porpoise 4 4

the stack calf of man

chris burton Shona Boat trips
07/07/2019 18:00 Bottlenose Dolphin 6 5

Off Maughold Lighthouse

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