White humpback Migaloo spotted off Australia’s Byron Bay

A famous white has been spotted on his annual migration to Australia’s north.

Migaloo is known for his distinctive colouring and for many years was the only documented all-white in the world.

He has been sighted off the coast of New South Wales state, including the resort town of Byron Bay.

Migaloo, a famous humpback whale, causes a stir each year as he travels up Australia’s east coast. Photo by Alison Reid

Migaloo’s journey up Australia’s east coast has attracted large numbers of whale enthusiasts.

The 14m-long mammal was spotted with a companion during his venture north but now appears to be travelling solo.

Migaloo is estimated to be about 28 years old – humpback whales typically live for up to 50 years. Photo by Alison Reid

This article was first published by BBC News on 26 Jul 2016.


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