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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
30/10/2018 13:00 Harbour Porpoise 1 1

500 metres off Douglas Lighthouse

Peter Quirk
30/10/2018 11:30 Minke Whale 2 180

Between runway and Fort island

James Woolnough, Caitriona Ellis, Nick Shimmin
27/10/2018 11:10 Minke Whale 1 400

Santon gorge

Jan Cooil, Cara
26/10/2018 16:30 Harbour Porpoise 2 15

End of the runway

Jan Cooil
26/10/2018 14:00 Minke Whale 1 200

End of the airport runway

Jan Cooil, Ryan Cain, Fred and others
25/10/2018 14:30 Minke Whale 1 150

Between airport runway extension and Port Grenaugh

Pauline & Michael Howland, Jan Cooil

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