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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 bottlenose dolphin mother and calf

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Recent sightings in Manx waters

Date Time Species Total Duration Location Observer
08/07/2017 17:45 Bottlenose Dolphin 30 30

Approx 500m east of Burroo Rock

Steve Cowley
08/07/2017 17:35 Bottlenose Dolphin 8 5

Between Bay Stacka and Perwick

Nina Shimmin
08/07/2017 17:05 Bottlenose Dolphin 10 15

SW of Sound

Carol, Sue Bill
08/07/2017 16:25 Harbour Porpoise 3 5

S of Sound

Carol Woodall
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

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