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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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Small group of Bottlenose dolphins of marine drive toll gate 14:15 today ... See MoreSee Less

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Please can folk let us know if the fog lifts out to sea anywhere today as it's calm and we want to conduct surveys if possible ... See MoreSee Less

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To the family from Jurby who came into our centre today. Please get in touch so I can get your little boy's camcorder back to him ... See MoreSee Less

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Recent sightings in Manx waters

Date Time Species Total Duration Location Observer
03/01/2020 12:30 Bottlenose Dolphin 20 50

Mid Laxey Bay – about a mile off shore

Shane Stigant and Robert Fisher
03/01/2020 12:30 Bottlenose Dolphin 15 20

South of Calf sound

Vannin Veg
01/01/2020 13:00 Bottlenose Dolphin 15 120

Lhen beach, Blue point area

Kirstie Rowson and Joanne Ashcroft
31/12/2019 10:00 Bottlenose Dolphin 20 10

Kirk Michael

Mark Cain, Ste Lee
30/12/2019 15:15 Bottlenose Dolphin 4 10

Douglas Bay

Lizzie CB
25/12/2019 15:45 Unidentified Small Cetacean 50 45

Fort Island, Langness

Liz Charter

Diary of a Dolphineer

Online blog written by our summer interns each year

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