Baby White Whale Spotted:-Australia (Pictures)

Seems we have a new white whale this year. I’m sure a lot of people around the world has heard of Migaloo, a very famous white whale that comes and visits us here in Queensland every year, Migaloo has also been spotted in California, and a few other places as well I believe. For those that have not heard of Migaloo, I did a post last year in August on this beautiful white whale, with a video. (Check it out).

Well we now have a new white whale spotted the other day off the Whitsundays Coast (Queensland); at the time these pictures were taken it is believed the baby white was only a few weeks old. Nobody knows if it is related to Migaloo, and experts say they would need DNA testing to actually say whether the baby was related.

WHITE WONDER: the white whale breaches near Cid Harbour at the Whitsunday Island | Photo: Wayne Fewings

Wayne Fewings captured a baby whale calf while diving off the coast of the Whitsundays last week.

Mr Read said the white colouring was caused by genetics, which left the whale without melanin.
He said it was likely the calf was born in the last few weeks in the area around Cairns.
A very good story on the baby whale in the Townsville Bulletin and well worth the read.

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22 Responses to Baby White Whale Spotted:-Australia (Pictures)

  1. Texasjune says:

    I wish it all the luck in the world!

  2. kymbo says:

    If it does not watch out the next time we see it might be in the Sushi bars of Tokyo…

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi kymbo,
      I really don’t think anyone would be game to hurt any white whale, Migaloo is already a legend, and I’m sure this little white whale will be too.

  3. travelrat says:

    I haven’t seen ‘Migaloo’, but I’ve been on a boat named after him!

    Can I make an appeal here, thogh? PLEASE don’t call him ‘Moby Dick’!

  4. starzyia says:

    wow, this is wonderful news, to see a healthy new whale is always a good thing, but this one is extra special. I was thinking of the birth of white buffalos as being regarded as a miracle by the native Americans… I wonder if the white whale is special to our Polynesian or Pacific islander neighbours?

  5. malc50 says:

    Another great story Mags! Thanks for that. Cheers, Mal.

  6. Don’t you wonder what the other marine life make of the white baby whale? I have to imagine some think it’s a predator or harmful. I know in other animals, the albino is often cast off, the mother not interested in caring for the unique one. I agree with Texasjune, wishing this gorgeous creature of Mother Nature a long long life.

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi EOSR,
      That is spot on with albino animals in the wild. Migaloo the white humpback whale has been around for a long time, and I hope the same will apply to this little one as well,

  7. Barbara Rodgers says:

    What a sweet “little” calf – I wish it all the best for a long and healthy life!

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi Barbara,
      I totally agree, I’m looking forward to someone actually getting this little one on video, so we can watch “little white” in action. 🙂

  8. Selma says:

    Oh, how beautiful. I hope he has many happy years frolicking in the sea!!

  9. dearrosie says:

    Wow its beautiful. Gosh EOS you raise an interesting point. I wonder whether the other marine animals notice it’s colour is different and think it’s an enemy.

  10. souldipper says:

    Welcome, baby whale! Whomever the parents, congrats for giving the world a unique newcomer.

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