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.