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Notice of AGM 7th November

Our 2018 AGM takes place on Wednesday 7th November, 7pm at Peel Sailing and Cruising Club. Doors open at 6:30 for a 7pm start  The bar will be open and the meeting followed by an illustrated talk about Manx cetaceans; our incredible summer of sightings and...

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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...

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Spotting the Manx Big 5 Species of Cetaceans

Written by: Eloise Savineau The waters surrounding the Isle of Man are host to a diversity of whales and dolphins. All of our species can be seen close to shore, and are regularly sighted from the coast during our land-based surveys and by the public. May...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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MWDW Show- a huge success!

The 1st Manx Whale and Dolphin Watch Show was a tremendous success with over 2,000 local residents coming through the doors over the course of the weekend, that's 2.5% of the population of the Isle of Man. Held at the Villa Marina on 10th and 11th February...

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