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Recent Sightings

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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.

Moonlight & Starlight

Our resident dolphins

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Upcoming opening hours for our free visitor centre in Peel:Saturday 31st July 10am-4pmTuesday 3rd August 10am-4pmThursday 5th August 10am-4pmSaturday 7th August 10am-4pmFrom Tuesday 10th August we will aim to be open Tuesday to Saturday 10am-4pm for the remainder of school holidays.We will post on Facebook if the centre is closed when we head out surveying. ... See MoreSee Less
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We're down at the Sound for a while with some spare binoculars if anyone wants to pop along. It's a little blustery but not raining right now! ... See MoreSee Less
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Recent sightings in Manx waters

Date Time Species Total Duration Location Observer
17/04/2016 09:30 Harbour Porpoise 1 20

Douglas Head

Steve Wright
13/04/2016 16:30 Risso’s Dolphin 5 30

Marine drive

Taylor Keig
13/04/2016 07:50 Risso’s Dolphin 4 10

Marine Drive

Mike Gerrity
12/04/2016 18:30 Risso’s Dolphin 2 15

Douglas Lighthouse

Christine Black
09/04/2016 12:30 Minke Whale 1 15

Douglas Head

Pam Apperley (reporter, not observer)
09/04/2016 08:15 Harbour Porpoise 3 30

Onchan Head

Pam Apperley

Visitor Centre

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