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Recent Sightings

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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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Recent sightings in Manx waters

Date Time Species Total Duration Location Observer
21/09/2023 10:00 Bottlenose Dolphin 100 360

Douglas Bay – Onchan Head

Simon Dunn, Mike Kelly, Allen S.Moore
20/09/2023 18:15 Minke Whale 1 1

Onchan Head

Mike Kelly
18/09/2023 07:00 Common Dolphin 50 15

2 miles west of Niarbyl

Max Crookall
17/09/2023 17:45 Minke Whale 2 1

South of Onchan head

James Robertson
17/09/2023 15:05 Minke Whale 3 30

Marine Drive tollgate

Cath Hinks
17/09/2023 11:00 Bottlenose Dolphin 100 120

Douglas to Maughold

Greg, Robert Lace, Andy

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