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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
07/05/2019 15:59 Harbour Porpoise 2 20

North of Calf

Bryony Manley
07/05/2019 15:54 Harbour Porpoise 1 20

The Sound

Bryony Manley
04/05/2019 18:45 Harbour Porpoise 2 35

South of the Sound

Sue Whittaker Bill and Carol
04/05/2019 15:50 Harbour Porpoise 2 2

Callow Point Port st Mary

Chris Burton Shona Boat Trips
04/05/2019 10:30 Harbour Porpoise 1 2

Black Head, South of the Sound

Chris Burton Shona Boat Trips
03/05/2019 12:30 Risso’s Dolphin 3 10

The Sker, Bradda head

Neil Barron and 2 others

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