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Migaloo, is that you? White whale spotted Gold Coast

A RARE white whale has been spotted off the Gold Coast Seaway but experts are still to determine if it's Migaloo, the rock star of the underwater mammal world.

The 26-year-old humpback whale is a fixture off the Queensland and New South Wales coast during the annual northern migration season but Oskar Peterson, founder of the White Whale Research Centre, said if it was Migaloo he was much later this year than usual.

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Mr Peterson said there were two other white whales known to frequent the east coast of Australia, both of which are about five years old.

He said he was waiting on closer imaging to confirm if the giant mammal seen close to the Gold Coast shore on Monday morning was Migaloo.

"We haven't seen the other two for a couple of years and we believe Migaloo to have been in New Zealand a couple of weeks ago, so it's very unusual for him to be running so late," he said.

Read more at Brisbane Times

 



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