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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 bottlenose dolphin mother and calf

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Minke just reported via Telegram app just off marine drive toll gate. We will be at Marine drive from 2pm for a couple of hours if anyone would like to join ... See MoreSee Less
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Perfectly flat calm day with great visibility. One minke was seen this morning around 7am and then at 10 off the toll gate and pigeon stream. We saw nothing on our watch between 11 and 2. Will try again tomorrow from 2pm at Marine drive. No other sightings today apart from Moonlight and Starlight in Peel around 2pm. Did anyone see anything today? ... See MoreSee Less
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Recent sightings in Manx waters

Date Time Species Total Duration Location Observer
14/02/2016 16:00 Bottlenose Dolphin 2 15

1 km off Port Soderick

John Collister
14/02/2016 13:00 Unidentified Small Cetacean 1 2


Anne-Marie Clark
09/02/2016 13:15 Bottlenose Dolphin 100 5

Port Mooar

Anna Kerruish
18/01/2016 15:45 Harbour Porpoise 3 45

West of The Sound

Mike Craine
16/01/2016 15:00 Bottlenose Dolphin 100 70

Marine Drive

Stuart Perks, Gavin Carter
16/01/2016 10:30 Bottlenose Dolphin 20 90

Niarbyl to The Calf

The Wattersons, Martin Lambden and Sound Cafe

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