News

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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Fin-tastic feature in Manx Independent

There is a fantastic feature about the MWDW show in this weeks Manx Independent. Just one correction though, we do not see Blue whales here (but would love to!) It is in fact Humpback whales that we see occasionally and one was spotted last August. Massive thanks to...

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Manx Whale and Dolphin Watch Show!

MWDW is proud to present our first ever Whale and Dolphin Show! You are promised an exciting and informative weekend learning all about the incredible large marine animals which inhabit Manx waters. Internationally renowned Andy Peters from the Whale...

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Summary of public sightings May-September 2017

This is a summary of sightings logged on the website between May and September 2017 inclusive. All sightings are opportunistic (seen by chance) from members of the public. What a fantastic community of reporters we have here! Please note that number of...

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