Recent cetacean sightings

Date Time Species Adult Juveniles Behaviour Duration Location Observer
May 29, 2024 11:30 Bottlenose dolphin 6 0 Fast swim or porpoising 10

Castletown bay

Groudle Class, Victoria Rd Primary School
May 28, 2024 17:05 Common dolphin 8 2 Fast swim or porpoising 10

9 Miles off Peel

David Crozier
May 28, 2024 10:00 Common dolphin 30 0 Bow riding 40

4 Miles off Douglas

Helen, Neil and Zeb
May 27, 2024 18:20 Moonlight and Starlight 2 0 Normal swimming 100

Port Erin Bay

Aquabike Isle of Man
May 26, 2024 16:20 Risso’s dolphin 4 0 Leaping 10

Fort Island, Langness

Lee
May 26, 2024 11:15 Common dolphin 10 2 Fast swim or porpoising 10

7 miles off Niarbyl

Dermot Shimmin
May 26, 2024 11:30 Harbour porpoise 1 Fast swim or porpoising 1

9 miles off Niarbyl

Dermot Shimmin
May 25, 2024 11:15 Bottlenose dolphin 10 5 Normal swimming 30

Laxey Bay

Shane Stigant
May 25, 2024 14:40 Risso’s dolphin 1 0 Fast swim or porpoising 5

Douglas head

Andrew Laidlaw
May 24, 2024 18:15 Harbour porpoise 2 0 Feeding or foraging 15

South of the Sound

Carol & Sue
May 24, 2024 21:00 Moonlight and Starlight 2 0 Feeding or foraging 50

Port Erin Bay

Alexander Hextall
May 24, 2024 12:30 Bottlenose dolphin 6 0 Interacting with basking shark 15

3 kms off Scarlett point

Tom
May 24, 2024 15:00 Moonlight and Starlight 2 0 Fast swim or porpoising 10

Glen Wyllin

May 24, 2024 18:30 Moonlight and Starlight 2 0 Feeding or foraging 10

Fanella Beach

Ellie and Stanley
May 22, 2024 08:45 White-beaked dolphin 8 0 Fast swim or porpoising 2

10 miles from Douglas. Seen from the Steam-packet ferry.

Britta Potyka

Recent basking shark sightings

Date Time # of sharks (<2m) # of sharks (2-8m) # of sharks (>8m) Total # of Sharks Behaviour Duration Location Observer
May 31, 2024 14:30 1 Suspected feeding 15 Peel Castle Keith H
May 22, 2024 12:30 1 1 Suspected feeding 10 3 kms off Scarlett Tom
May 21, 2024 14:10 1 1 Swimming 10 Peel
May 20, 2024 18:20 1 1 Suspected feeding 80 Laxey bay Shane Stigant, Peta Rooney
May 18, 2024 14:30 1 Suspected feeding 15 Marine drive, Toll gate Andy Garrett
May 15, 2024 20:20 1 Suspected feeding 5 1/4 mile off Niarbyl Adam
May 14, 2024 11:50 1 Suspected feeding 10 3 miles NW of Peel Marshall Thompson
May 11, 2024 13:00 1 1 Suspected feeding 30 Derbyhaven Tim Collister
August 19, 2023 14:00 1 1 Swimming 5 Ayres Nature Reserve Gayle Johnson
June 4, 2023 23:00 3 3 Suspected feeding 5 3 miles West of Peel Finn and Joe Traynor
May 31, 2023 17:00 1 Suspected feeding 200 Elby Point, North of Niarbyl Adam, Tom, Lee
May 29, 2023 13:20 1 1 Swimming 20 Bradda head Jo and Richard Lewy
May 29, 2023 08:10 1 1 Swimming 10 Point of Ayre Andy Dyke
May 27, 2023 12:30 1 Breaching 1 12 miles west chicken rock Fourwinns
May 27, 2023 16:25 1 Breaching 1 South of sound 4 miles Fourwinns