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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
15/12/2019 14:35 Bottlenose Dolphin 4 30

Peel breakwater to Devil’s Elbow

Sophie and Rachel (WhatsApp)
09/12/2019 15:00 Bottlenose Dolphin 5 10

Port Mooar

Laura (WhatsApp)
07/12/2019 09:40 Bottlenose Dolphin 6 180

Laxey bay to Marine drive

Ruth Tickle and Bev (WhatsApp)
04/12/2019 09:30 Bottlenose Dolphin 4 10

Peel breakwater

Danny McElroy
03/12/2019 08:15 Bottlenose Dolphin 15 240

Maughold to Port Mooar

Laura and Carol Callow
02/12/2019 15:00 Harbour Porpoise 2 25

Port St Mary

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Diary of a Dolphineer

Online blog written by our summer interns each year

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