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MWDW takes on the work of Manx Basking Shark Watch

MWDW takes on the work of Manx Basking Shark Watch

Jackie and Graham Hall from Manx Basking Shark Watch, who have been researching these gentle giants for the past 18 years, are handing over the reins to make way for a well-deserved retirement. Manx Whale and Dolphin Watch (MWDW)  are incredibly excited to be taking...

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Recruiting 2022 research and outreach volunteers

Manx Whale and Dolphin Watch are looking for local volunteers to undertake full or part-time placements with us during our field season May-September 2022. This position would suit a student or graduate returning to the island for the summer.  This is a...

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Design our dolphin calf statue

Design our dolphin calf statue

We need your designs! This little dolphin statue, who lives in the MWDW Visitor Centre, is part of a pod of dolphin calves that make up the school’s trail for the Big Splash. When finished, he will become part of the trail that runs from May-September. He needs to be...

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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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