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Recent Sightings

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Adopt a Risso's Dolphin

Support our work by adopting a Manx Risso’s dolphin for yourself or a loved one

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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Clothing store

Purchase eco-friendly MWDW merchandise

😃 We are thrilled to be able to offer new adult observer hoodies and kids spotter t-shirts just in time for Christmas! 👕
When you're out and about at the coast watching an amazing pod of dolphins this cool clothing will let everyone know you support Manx Whale and Dolphin Watch! 🐬

🤩 Unisex navy adults 'observer' hoodie £32
We are offering an eco-friendly hoodie made from regenerated cotton, sure to help keep you snug whatever the Manx weather!

😎 Unisex royal blue kids 'marine life spotter' t-shirt £14
This bright t-shirt will definitely attract attention while you are watching whales!

Place your order online or in our Peel Visitor Centre by end of day on 30th November and your clothing will be available to collect from the Visitor Centre in mid-December. Clothing will be batch delivered without individual bagging so there is no excess plastic packaging to worry about!
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3 days ago

Manx Whale and Dolphin Watch

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Our education manager has visited a few schools recently and has many more to come before December. Last week she spend a day with Braddan year 1's, Scoill Phurt Le Moirrey year 6's and the last 2 days with all the year 3's at Peel Clothworkers. Today they visited the MWDW Visitor's Centre to learn more about cetaceans and look through our cool bone collection. Hopefully some more photo's to come. This one is Braddan year 1's. ... See MoreSee Less

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Recent sightings in Manx waters

Date Time Species Total Duration Location Observer
28/10/2019 13:10 Bottlenose Dolphin 7 30

East of the Calf

28/10/2019 12:00 Bottlenose Dolphin 20 30

Eary Cushlin to Niarbyl

Liz Wykes, Anna Sillars
26/10/2019 13:20 Bottlenose Dolphin 4 30

Scarlett point

24/10/2019 16:20 Bottlenose Dolphin 2 20

Peel castle

The Bury family
22/10/2019 15:30 Bottlenose Dolphin 10 10

Maughold head

Joe Whitelegg / Sea Fisheries FPV Barrule
21/10/2019 16:35 Bottlenose Dolphin 3 25

Peel breakwater and bay

Steven Varey, Kimmy, others

Diary of a Dolphineer

Online blog written by our summer interns each year

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