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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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Recent sightings in Manx waters

Date Time Species Total Duration Location Observer
07/09/2019 08:15 Fin Whale 1 5

Marine drive Toll Gate

Jen Adams
29/08/2019 07:00 Risso’s Dolphin 2 60

Douglas head to Derbyhaven

Anonymous
26/08/2019 20:05 Harbour Porpoise 4 20

Perwick Bay

Jen Adams
26/08/2019 19:00 Common Dolphin 5 10

West of Dalby

Gemini Charter
26/08/2019 16:00 Minke Whale 2 1

About 8 miles West of the Calf Sound

Dermot Shimmin
26/08/2019 15:25 Unidentified Small Cetacean 6 15

Bay fine

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