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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
24/05/2023 17:45 Risso’s Dolphin 2 10

The Chasms

24/05/2023 12:15 Harbour Porpoise 3 15

Langness Foghorn

Andrew Dixon
21/05/2023 15:30 Harbour Porpoise 1 2

Calf of Man

Mike blows
21/05/2023 15:25 Harbour Porpoise 1 5


Dermot Shimmin
21/05/2023 10:30 Harbour Porpoise 1 5

Chicken Rock, Calf of Man

Neil Cash
21/05/2023 08:45 Harbour Porpoise 2 20


Neil Garlick

Online shop

Eco-friendly merchandise from the Visitor Centre now available online

Clothing store

Visit our online clothing store for unique T-shirts and jumpers