Migaloo Humpback Whale Migaloo is the only documented white humpack whale in the world, it draws a lot of media attention on its annual migration into eastern Australian waters. It is thought that Migaloo is an albino whale but without offical evidence he is only known as a hypo-pigmented humback whale. Migaloo is around 20 years old male humpback whale and is often spotted around the Great Barrier Reef. Between July to October. Migaloo was first spotted off the east coast of Australia near Byron Bay in 1991. The name migaloo comes from Abrigonal community around hervay bay area and is used to descirbe a 'White Fella'. Migaloo is such a unique whale that it has its own legislation enacted each year to protect him from harrasement. Boats are not allowed to be less than 500m near him and most not approach him if spotted. Reports recently have suggested that another white whale has been spotted and it it thought that Migaloo has fathered a child but there has been no offical docuemented evidence as of yet More News about Migaloo Can be found at http://www.migaloowhale.org/
Is infant albino humpack whale wayward calf of Migaloo?
July 16, 2008 Pictures of an infant albino humpback whale off the coast of Sydney have sent Government scientists into a spin, with claims that it could be the wayward calf of Migaloo - and one of the first recorded white whale births. The tiny cetacean was discovered cruising off the Royal National Park last week with an adult of normal pigmentation - presumably its mother. New White Whale Spotted Tuesday 22 July 2008
A new white humpback has been sighted off Byron Bay on the east coast of Australia. The newcomer, which was filmed by a television news helicopter, has excited marine scientists who think it may be related to Migaloo to date, the only known all-white humpback whale.