THE summer season may be over but a number of sea creatures can still be seen in Manx waters.
The Manx Whale and Dolphin Watch (MWDW) is urging residents to keep an eye out for them – and report any sightings.
MWDW volunteer Sarah Kaye said that porpoises, minke whales and bottlenose dolphins could still be seen off the Manx coast.
In fact a pod of more than 60 bottlenose dolphins was seen off the west of the island last Tuesday and a group of about 40 were seen off Niarbyl on Thursday.
Porpoises are about 1.4m-1.9m in length, so a bit of back and a small dorsal fin would be visible.
They can be seen at a range of locations around the island.
Minke whales can be up to 7m-10m long, and a long roll with a dorsal fin near the end would be visible. The MWDW would expect to see them at this time of year off the island’s east coast.
Sarah said how long they would stay here depends on fish stocks.
Bottlenose dolphins are 1.8m-3.8m long, and in the island they tend to be found in quite large pods. Sarah said just the fin would be visible in the water, but, if you’re lucky, they might jump.
Anyone who sees a cetacean in Manx waters is asked to report it at www.mwdw.net and if it’s particularly exciting call Sarah on 413253 or Becca on 415688.