Media appearances

Manx Whale and Dolphin Watch is often approached by the media to film cetaceans in Manx waters and talk about our work. We regularly talk on local radio stations and write articles for local newspapers and magazines. Below are just a few examples of notable appearances.

BBC Wildlife Magazine, October 2022 

Survey vessel crew members got a surprise when this swordfish swam past

Culture Vannin, February 2018 

Jen speaks about the work of the Manx Whale and Dolphin Watch, their show in the Villa Marina, the role in which Culture Vannin played and what we might do to help the important marine life all around us 

BBC Radio 4 Open Country, September 2016 

Outreach and Education manager Jen talks about the importance of Manx waters for marine life, why our seas are so diverse and how the local community are getting involved 

Geocast TV-, August 2016

Jen and the Dolphineers chat to Ben Fogle about our local species for an online programme about wild Isle of Man 

BBC North West Tonight, May 2016

Jen chats to presenter Beccy Barr as she explored the Island, it’s history and future

Countryfile, BBC 1, July 2012

Our very own ‘Dolphineers’ were filmed doing a land-based survey and talking about our work.

The One Show, BBC 1, 2009

Zoologist Miranda Krestovnikoff joined us aboard our research vessel and encountered a pod of Risso’s dolphins.

Inside Out, BBC 1, 2007

The episode tells the story of how John Galpin first discovered the diversity of cetaceans around the Isle of Man and went on to start Manx Whale and Dolphin Watch. Whilst filming we encountered a pod of Risso’s dolphins and a large Basking Shark.


We would love to hear from any media organisations who would be interested in filming with us in our exceptionally diverse waters. Please get in touch on our contact page.

Ben Fogle with our 2016 Dolphineers Sarah Carson, Lydia Wild and Education Officer Jen Adams