Farewell to our 2018 Dolphineers

Farewell to our 2018 Dolphineers

We just wanted to take a moment to thank our fantastic 2018 Dolphineers, Eloise and Eleanor, or ‘the girls’ as they became known to many. They lived and worked with us for a solid 4 months, becoming totally involved with the running of a small but...
University Placement Group

University Placement Group

In May of this year, MWDW were joined by students from Capel Manor College London, for a five day marine mammal science placement run by Jen and Bryony. The group of 10 students are studying for a degree in Animal Management and Conservation, and were keen to develop...
Grey Seal Attack on a Harbour Porpoise

Grey Seal Attack on a Harbour Porpoise

By Eloise Savineau and Eleanor Goodall On Tuesday the 26th of June, MWDW went on a boat survey from Port St. Mary. Minke whales had been spotted off Port St. Mary the day before, so we went out with the hope of photographing them for our photo-ID catalogue. To our...
2018 Year of our Island

2018 Year of our Island

We are delighted to have received financial backing from the governmental scheme ‘2018 Year of our Island’. The grant has allowed us to purchase 10 pairs of Nikon Binoculars – this particular model is the one used for many years by MWDW staff and are of superior...
Hydrophone Surveys to take place in Manx Waters

Hydrophone Surveys to take place in Manx Waters

In May 2017, MWDW were joined by researchers from the Clyde Marine Mammal Project to trial a Passive Acoustic Monitoring (PAM) device – known as a hydrophone – which is towed behind a research vessel to record the high frequency clicks of porpoises and...