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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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This is such a powerful message and I would love to see it used in tv ad breaks and shared far and wide on social media. ... See MoreSee Less

Today is #WorldEarthDay and the objective is for everyone to take responsibility to End Plastic Pollution. There are many #MassUnwrap of Plastic events happening today which have been coordinated with the support of the supermarkets to demonstrate just how much #AvoidablePlastics they are responsible for. Here is a Greenpeace International video that demonstrates this very effectively. SIgn their petition here - You can see details of the events happening this morning in Falmouth, Liskeard, Newquay and St Austell on the Plastic Free Newquay page. This afternoon there is one in Wadebridge and you can see details from the #ReducePlasticsInWadebridge group here - Search for an event near you... Good luck to everyone hosting an event today! Greenpeace UK Earth Day Network #EarthDay #EarthDay2018

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Recent sightings in Manx waters

Date Time Species Total Duration Location Observer
14/05/2016 17:50 Harbour Porpoise 2 30

S of Sound

Sue Whittaker & Carol
14/05/2016 16:45 Harbour Porpoise 2 10

Marine Drive

Rachel Jackson
14/05/2016 15:40 Harbour Porpoise 2 15

Marine drive (north end of road closure)

John Cowin and Aisha Gadir
14/05/2016 15:10 Harbour Porpoise 1 90

S of Sound

Carol Woodall & Sue Whittaker
14/05/2016 13:50 Harbour Porpoise 2 30

Gob Liack to Little Ness

Colin Gundry
14/05/2016 13:45 Harbour Porpoise 1 5

South of the Sound

Paul Ward

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