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Rare white Humpback whale spotted in Australia

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The Fact News Service, June 20

The sighting of a white humpback whale is rare. Perhaps, that was why one such sighting was blissful for the whale lovers.

As per the reports, in the year 1991, an all-white whale named Migaloo was first spotted in Australia, since then, it has been seen on and off. Some whale watchers believe that they spotted Migaloo again recently during its annual migration from Antarctica to waters off Queensland.

A tweet from the page named ‘Migaloo the Whale’ read, “A white whale possibly #Migaloo has been sighted along the NSW South Coast heading north. Estimated to cruise past Sydney anytime soon and Cape Byron anytime from Wednesday this week.”

However, Marine Scientist Dr. Vanessa Pirrota from Macquarie University reportedly said Migaloo would be hard to identify from the shore.

He said, “Migaloo is one of around 40,000 humpback whales so essentially it’s like looking for a needle in the haystack. So, when people see or may have seen this individual people get really excited and start to try and predict his movements.”

Every year, the humpback whales migrate from Antarctica to Australian warmer waters in between the months of May and November.

(With inputs from agencies)

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