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Recent Sightings

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Adopt a Risso's Dolphin

Support our work by adopting a Manx Risso’s dolphin for yourself or a loved one

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
22/10/2023 17:35 Minke Whale 1 5

Castletown bay

22/10/2023 17:20 Harbour porpoise 3 10

The Sound

Carol Woodall Sue Whittaker
22/10/2023 11:05 Minke Whale 1 2

Marine drive tollgates

Steve Wright
16/10/2023 10:30 Bottlenose Dolphin 10 30

Port Erin Bay

Nathan James, Helen Victoria
16/10/2023 09:00 Bottlenose Dolphin 50 270

Niarbyl to Peel

Jane Young, Yacht John North, Lianne V
15/10/2023 14:20 Minke Whale 1 20

Langness lighthouse

Mark, Caz, Thomas & Louie Mcgillion and the Donnan tribe

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