Probable rare Sei whale sighting

Probable rare Sei whale sighting

20200920-482A38152 20200920-482A38152-2 20200920-482A38162 20200920-482A381712 On 20th September 2020, during Minke whale season, MWDW were conducting a land-based survey at Marine drive and spotted 2 whales which we suspect to have been Sei whales Balaenoptera...
Let’s celebrate the beach and sea!

Let’s celebrate the beach and sea!

Festival of the Beach and Sea happened recently on the island, and you already know that yours truly were there to celebrate it! Manx Whale and Dolphin Watch had yet another successful stall in a festival, but sadly there were no special guests to arrive. It was here...
Moonlight steals the spotlight

Moonlight steals the spotlight

Greeting fellow cetacean lovers! It has been a while since the Manx Whale and Dolphin Watch have updated you on our life and what we have been doing so without further ado, let’s take a dive straight into it!   On the second of August, the annual Peel Carnival...
‘missing’ Moray Firth Dolphin sets up home on island

‘missing’ Moray Firth Dolphin sets up home on island

In September 2019 a Bottlenose dolphin calf was born in a bay on the south east of the Isle of Man. Since then, our community has been blessed with wonderful, frequent sightings of this mother and juvenile bottlenose dolphin. Now, in July 2020, Manx Whale and Dolphin...
Galps sea trial

Galps sea trial

Above: Matt Dean, Bryony Manley, Richard Coase, Roy Maddrell, Jen Adams On 25th June we took our research vessel Galps out for the first time in about 2 years for a sea trial. Many of you will know we have had constant trouble with her, finding one problem after...