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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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Approx 25 Bottlenose dolphins were spotted by Peel RNLI on New Years Day during a man overboard training exercise. The dolphins appear inquisitive of the white fender dropped in, they are probably wondering why this object is of such interest to the humans. This was 1/2 off Glen Maye at 10:30. Thanks to the good folk at the RNLI for reporting and allowing us to share this video. ... See MoreSee Less

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Shutting up shop for the next 3 weeks. We will be working at home and will reply to all emails and messages. Stay safe everyone ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

Manx Whale and Dolphin Watch

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Recent sightings in Manx waters

Date Time Species Total Duration Location Observer
22/12/2020 14:30 Bottlenose Dolphin 30 10

Bulgham bay

Peter Cowin
22/12/2020 10:30 Bottlenose Dolphin 2 240

Peel bay

Liz Innes, Ian & Sam the collie, Chris Garret, Daniel Dickinson
20/12/2020 13:50 Bottlenose Dolphin 30 10

Clay Head

Pete Hadfield
29/11/2020 16:00 Bottlenose Dolphin 2 15

Point of Ayre Visitor Centre

Steve Taggart, Jenny Gotrel
29/11/2020 15:00 Harbour Porpoise 12 10

Chicken Rock

Stephen Marsh
29/11/2020 11:30 Harbour Porpoise 4 5

Castletown Bay

Pete Quirk

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