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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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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
24/04/2016 15:30 Risso’s Dolphin 4 20

Douglas head

Simon & Erin Jeffs
20/04/2016 15:00 Harbour Porpoise 5 5

Calf of Man

Sue Leeming (aboard Gemini)
20/04/2016 08:45 Risso’s Dolphin 2 5

Douglas Bay

Maggie Shutler
19/04/2016 17:30 Risso’s Dolphin 5 5

Douglas head

Dave Corkish
19/04/2016 11:45 Unidentified Small Cetacean 1 5

1 mile off Scarlett

Adam and Margaret Kelly
18/04/2016 19:45 Risso’s Dolphin 4 15

By the old Howstrake camp


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