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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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Introducing our seriously adorable limited edition Moonlight and Starlight biker T-shirts only £10 for adults and £9 for kids. Children's sizes are from age 7-12, adults can be printed up to xxxl. Same design on badges. They will be on sale in the MWDW visitor centre and at our Peel day stall. We are open today, tomorrow, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10-4 and most of next week, subject to change. If closed for surveying we will post on this page. We are happy to keep orders aside for you to collect, just send us a PM. Thank you to Bruce at Hooper's for the speedy local printing ... See MoreSee Less
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Our Dolphineer Amy has produced these fab posters to ask people to report sightings in Manx waters. There are three separate posters and it would be great if our supporters could share these on social media. If anyone is kind enough to do a little print run and pop them up in local shops, cafes, bars, attractions that would be really appreciated. Thank you 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less
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4 days ago

Manx Whale and Dolphin Watch
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Recent sightings in Manx waters

Date Time Species Total Duration Location Observer
08/07/2017 16:00 Bottlenose Dolphin 12 15

Aldrick to Calf Sound

Nina Shimmin
08/07/2017 14:00 Bottlenose Dolphin 10 10

Bay Fine Port Erin Bay

Chris Burton Shona Boat trips
08/07/2017 13:10 Bottlenose Dolphin 10 120

Peel Breakwater-Niarbyl

07/07/2017 20:18 Bottlenose Dolphin 10 80

North of the Sound

Bill, Sue &Carol
07/07/2017 19:40 Unidentified Small Cetacean 6 15

4miles north west of the Sound

Rob, Bill, Sue & Carol
07/07/2017 16:50 Harbour Porpoise 2 5

West of the Sound

Carol Woodall

Online shop

Eco-friendly merchandise from the Visitor Centre now available online

Clothing store

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