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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
02/12/2019 14:30 Bottlenose Dolphin 20 20

Ramsey bay

Dennis Desborough
02/12/2019 12:40 Bottlenose Dolphin 30 20

Maughold head

Clare Brook
01/12/2019 11:00 Bottlenose Dolphin 30 210

Maughold to Laxey

Shane Stigant and others
29/11/2019 16:00 Bottlenose Dolphin 2 20

Whitestrand-Peel bay

Nick Barlow, Ian and Sam the Collie
25/11/2019 14:45 Bottlenose Dolphin 3 10

Peel breakwater

Frank
24/11/2019 12:00 Bottlenose Dolphin 3 30

Glen Maye-Port Erin

John, Louise, David, Richard, Craig Whalley, Stephen Marsh

Diary of a Dolphineer

Online blog written by our summer interns each year

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