Potential Risso’s/bottlenose dolphin hybrid in Manx waters

Potential Risso’s/bottlenose dolphin hybrid in Manx waters

On Monday 19 July 2021  we encountered 7 Risso’s dolphins off Langness, on the south east coast of the Isle of Man, and one of these dolphins was very special indeed. The first thing that struck us was the size of the dolphin; we have seen countless Risso’s over the...
New project: land-based photo-identification

New project: land-based photo-identification

With support from the Manx Lottery Trust, Manx Whale and Dolphin Watch have been able to purchase a Tamron 150-600mm lens and tripod for our Canon DSLR camera, to enable us to take long range photographs of cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises) whilst out on our...
Photo-ID matches

Photo-ID matches

*We have photo-ID matches!*  On 19th March 2021 , a small pod of Risso’s dolphins were spotted close in at Marine drive. 2 individuals swam past the toll gates at 12:30 followed by a separate 2 at 14:30. We have had some very good quality photographs submitted...
2021 events list

2021 events list

Events 2021: February Half Term MWDW Visitor Centre Open Mon 15th-Sat 20th 10am-4pm Centre opening hours Feb-April outside of school holidays: Saturday’s 10-4pm Sunday Sea Watches at the Sound. 11th April 11am-1pm, 25th April 2-4pm, 9th May 11am-1pm, 23rd May...
Moonlight and Starlight still here 15 months on

Moonlight and Starlight still here 15 months on

Above photo: Charles Shimmin, Ramsey bay If you still haven’t seen our dedicated website to Moonlight and Starlight please do take a look. It contains all info about this pair including sightings plots, photos and videos. You can view it by clicking here Our...