Migaloo sighting off Moreton Island
In late September, guests of Tangalooma Island Resort’s whale watching cruise were treated to a once in a lifetime experience after spotting renowned white whale Migaloo just North of Cape Moreton.
Tangalooma marine biologist Dr Ina Ansmann said she first spotted the rare whale on its journey south with a pair of adult humpbacks and calf in tow.
“We knew instantly it was Migaloo because it was obviously a fully grown humpback whale, and we know that Migaloo is the only known adult albino whale in this population,” Dr Ansmann said.
“Migaloo is believed to be one of only four albino whales in the world and each year makes these cameo appearances along Australia’s eastern seaboard during the winter migration period.”
Excited guests told the media that Migaloo looked like an iceberg coming out of the sea - an ‘absolutely incredible site’.
It has been 15 years since Migaloo was last spotted by a Tangalooma whale watch cruise.
The sighting has spurred crowds to flock to Queensland’s southern coastline in the hope of catching a glimpse Migaloo as he heads back to southern waters.
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