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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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Thanks so much to everyone who came today to celebrate the first birthday of our Visitor's Centre. 30 of you came down to visit! We were busy all day and consumed a lot of coffee and cake! Don't forget we are always open Saturday's 10-4, its not just for special occasions! We are located on Peel high street opposite Kestrel Insurance and we have plenty of activities to keep the little ones entertained ... See MoreSee Less

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Check out our smart new hoodies!
These are the first we have actually had in stock in our centre for anyone to buy. Colour is Navy blue and size is unisex xs-xl. Price £38 or £35 for members. We are open today till 4 if you want to snap them up before they go as we only have 20 in stock. Made from 75% regnerated cotton from 100% pre-consumer waste. Zero plastic packaging.
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If you would like to enter our dolphin ring competition you can drop in to our centre today until 4pm ... See MoreSee Less

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Recent sightings in Manx waters

Date Time Species Total Duration Location Observer
25/12/2019 14:30 Bottlenose Dolphin 3 30

100 metres off Glen Maye

Peter Wood
22/12/2019 13:50 Bottlenose Dolphin 20 30

mid Laxey bay

Shane Stigant
21/12/2019 15:30 Bottlenose Dolphin 4 30


Pauline Berrie and Luke (WhatsApp)
20/12/2019 11:45 Bottlenose Dolphin 10 15

Port Mooar, Maughold head

Laura (WhatsApp)
19/12/2019 11:45 Bottlenose Dolphin 6 15

North of Calf Sound

Vannin Veg
16/12/2019 11:00 Bottlenose Dolphin 4 240

Calf Sound to Peel

Vannin Veg and Rachel

Diary of a Dolphineer

Online blog written by our summer interns each year

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