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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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22 hours ago

Manx Whale and Dolphin Watch

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1 day ago

Manx Whale and Dolphin Watch

Wow wow wow. Risso's dolphins from Shona boat trips today. We would LOVE to hear from anyone out on this trip today and ask you to send in your photos to us. Risso's are the most interesting species of dolphin in our humble opinion. They display an array of highly unusual behaviour including head-standing, head-slapping, tail slapping and spy hopping (popping their heads out of the water) - one was seen spy hopping a few days ago just off Langness lighthouse to have a peek at someone rod and line fishing.Afternoon all.
We had a pod of 6 Risso dolphins join us this morning on the west side of the Sound.
They gave all on board a bit of a show and came alongside the boat to check us out 🐬🐬

We will be putting up a post later for the weekend trips and bank holiday Monday.
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2 days ago

Manx Whale and Dolphin Watch

Risso's dolphins this morning seen from Shona boat trips

Shona Boat Trips From Port Erin
Some more from this morning trip. 🐬🐬🐬
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Recent sightings in Manx waters

Date Time Species Total Duration Location Observer
27/04/2016 19:00 Risso’s Dolphin 8 20

Marine Drive

Keith and Barbara Uren
25/04/2016 19:30 Unidentified Small Cetacean 1 2

Dhoon bay

Joseph
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

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