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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.

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Recent sightings in Manx waters

Date Time Species Total Duration Location Observer
07/07/2019 16:30 Harbour Porpoise 5 2

4 miles due east of Douglas

Peter Quirk
06/07/2019 20:50 Bottlenose Dolphin 10 2

S of Calf

Sue & Carol
06/07/2019 18:10 Risso’s Dolphin 7 90

Derbyhaven

Sue & Bill Whittaker, Carol Woodall
06/07/2019 15:00 Harbour Porpoise 1 1

E Calf Sound

chris burton Shona Boat trips
06/07/2019 13:10 Risso’s Dolphin 9 25

The calf sound, down to south harbour

Neil Barron
04/07/2019 16:05 Harbour Porpoise 3 5

Point of Ayre

Carol Woodall & Sue Whittaker

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