September and October sightings round up

September and October sightings round up

Written on the 9th November 2021. Featured image by Dave Corkish. Many people assume that during the cold and windy winter months, dolphins leave our shores for warmer waters. Whilst it is true that some species like the Risso’s and common dolphin do leave, this...
Litter picker hiring scheme @ the MWDW centre

Litter picker hiring scheme @ the MWDW centre

Introducing our new litter picker hiring scheme • Come to the MWDW Visitor Centre to borrow a litter picker/s and take a rubbish bag for a small donation • Pick up litter as you make your way around Peel; in the streets, up the headlands and hill, along the prom and...

Jet ski users asked to behave around dolphins

Warning to fast craft Over recent months, MWDW has received increasing reports of fast craft, especially jet-ski’s, operating recklessly around coastal marine life, in particular our resident bottlenose dolphins, Moonlight and Starlight. We wish to make all vessel...
Four Winns boat trip – 22.07.2021

Four Winns boat trip – 22.07.2021

  22nd July started bright and sunny, as it would go on, with little to no wind allowing for the hottest day of the year and mirror-calm waters. Setting off in Four Winns from Port St Mary just before 11am we first headed east a little towards Langness in search...
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...