White whale is on the way

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WHITE whale Migaloo has been spotted off the New South Wales North Coast but may have passed the Tweed through the night according to local whale watchers.

Carol Hunt from Aquatic Blue Charters said the “hypo-pigmented” humpback whale was spotted off Evans Head at 12noon yesterday.

“If he slows down and has a rest we may see him this morning,” Ms Hunt said.

Queensland Environment Minister Kate Jones said the white humpback was spotted off Tacking Point at Port Macquarie earlier this week.

She said since Migaloo has been declared a special-interest whale in Queensland, no boat or jet ski can come closer than 500 metres or any aircraft within 2000 feet of the humpback.

“Adult humpbacks can weigh more than a fully-loaded semi-trailer, so you need to stay out of their way.”

Anyone found in breach of these conditions could face fines of up to $16,500.

Anyone who spots the white whale or gets a photo can call the Tweed Daily News on (07) 5523 6244.

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