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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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🚮 Thanks to this awesome pair for doing a litter pick today in Peel for about two hours. ✊ They collected a heavy bag full. Our litter pickers are available to borrow or buy. 🐋We are always open Saturdays but pickers can be lent to you on other days with prior arrangement if needed. We are sometimes open during the week so if you see the light on, please come on in. Our operating hours will be extended come the spring and summer. ... See MoreSee Less
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Beautiful footage taken in Manx waters over the last couple of years. The first pair are Risso's dolphins and the second our resident bottlenose dolphins, Moonlight and Starlight ... See MoreSee Less
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How wonderful to be able to get out and do some land-based surveying again. Today we covered Niarbyl, Sound west and Port st Mary. Not much doing at the first two sites but three harbour porpoise including a calf at Port st Mary at 1530. Moonlight at Starlight made an appearance today in Peel at 0830 and 1100, then seen off the headlands at 1530. Did anyone else see anything today? The Visitor Centre will be open tomorrow 10-4 ... See MoreSee Less
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Recent sightings in Manx waters

Date Time Species Total Duration Location Observer
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
27/12/2015 11:00 Bottlenose Dolphin 6 5

Port Jack – Douglas lighthouse.

Shelley & Chris Kilpatrick
27/12/2015 09:37 Bottlenose Dolphin 4 10

Between Santon Gorge and Derbyhaven

27/12/2015 08:00 Bottlenose Dolphin 50 65

Bulgham bay – Douglas Bay

Shane Stigant
25/12/2015 11:00 Bottlenose Dolphin 2 5


Adam and Margaret Kelly

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