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New Sighting Of Migaloo, The Worlds Favorite Rare White Whale

The worlds favorite white whale Migaloo may be back to the shores of Australia earlier than expected.

Photos have surfaced showing the whale swimming off Victoria state’s south coast, sending a lot of Migaloo fans into a frenzy.

The whale believed to be Migaloo (pictured) was photographed swimming near Cape Schanck off the state's south coast on April 9 sending many fans of the rock star whale into a frenzy

‘We’re not 100 per cent sure but it could well be him because he is part of the east population that generally migrate this time of year,’ said marine scientist Dr Vanessa Pirotta.

Although, Dr Pirotta points out that he has been known to migrate off the coast of New Zealand too.

While the sighting hasn't been confirmed, the white humpback is known to migrate north along the east coast at this time of year (pictured, the whale believed to be Migaloo)

“Apparently there’s more than one white whale out there, we definitely know there’s humpback whales with lots of white colour but not fully white,” she said.

Migaloo was initially sighted in 1991 and has been seen on and off in the Aussie waters ever since.

Migaloo was first sighted back in 1991 and has been seen on and off in Australian waters over the years (pictured, the whale on April 9)

Migaloo was first sighted back in 1991 and has been seen on and off in Australian waters over the years.

Here are a few shots of Migaloo from a few years ago:

“If you see him in real life he illuminates the water around him and as he swims he turns it turquoise”

“Because he’s so different, people just want to learn more about him. He’s very social and is often seen with his friend Milo.”

Researchers were fascinated by Migaloo's colouring, as he was believed to be the first fully white whale in the eastern humpback whale population

He was named ‘Migaloo’ which means ‘whitefella’ in several indigenous languages. 

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Joe Kahlo

Written by Joe Kahlo

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