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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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Pilot whale stranding 17th November 2020

***Warning, this post contains graphic images** On 17th November 2020, MWDW, along with the Manx Wildlife Trust and DEFA, attended an unusual stranding of a long-finned pilot whale Globicephala melas. The animal had washed in on the morning tide the previous day and...

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Probable rare Sei whale sighting

Probable rare Sei whale sighting

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 boralis. A species rarely seen in Manx waters. The whales were seen foraging in the...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Six month internship open

Six month internship open

We are looking for our next batch of Dolphineers! Do you fancy living on the Isle of Man for six months this summer volunteering for MWDW? It's a popular and varied internship with 50:50 levels of research and outreach tasks. Be involved in the day-to-day running of...

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