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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 is...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Photo-ID matches

Photo-ID matches

*We have photo-ID matches!*  On 19th March 2021 , a small pod of Risso's dolphins were spotted close in at Marine drive. 2 individuals swam past the toll gates at 12:30 followed by a separate 2 at 14:30. We have had some very good quality photographs submitted from...

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2021 events list

2021 events list

Events 2021: February Half Term MWDW Visitor Centre Open Mon 15th-Sat 20th 10am-4pm Centre opening hours Feb-April outside of school holidays: Saturday's 10-4pm Sunday Sea Watches at the Sound. 11th April 11am-1pm, 25th April 2-4pm, 9th May 11am-1pm, 23rd May 2-4pm,...

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Moonlight and Starlight still here 15 months on

Moonlight and Starlight still here 15 months on

Above photo: Charles Shimmin, Ramsey bay If you still haven't seen our dedicated website to Moonlight and Starlight please do take a look. It contains all info about this pair including sightings plots, photos and videos. You can view it by clicking here Our...

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