Migaloo Returns!

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Since 1991, Migaloo a humpback whale has been a constant visitor along Australia's east coast delighting locals and tourists alike. However, he had disappeared for the last four years, either taking a different migration route to and from the Antarctica or sneaking by at night.

It was therefore a cause of great celebration when the mammal was spotted once again off the Tweed coast, heading toward Queensland, Australia. Why all the hullaballoo over a humpback whale?

That's because Migaloo, which means 'White Fella', is no ordinary humpback, but the world's only documented white whale. In fact, he is so revered that the Australian government has given him the status of 'special interest whale' - which means boats and jet-skis have to keep a distance of at least 500 meters, while airplanes have to be at least 2,000 meters away from the mammal. Anybody caught violating this rule is subject to a fine exceeding $12,500 AUD.

And his fan following does not end in Australia. There are several websites dedicated to him, and he was the inspiration for last year's anti-whale hunt campaign, dubbed 'Operation Migaloo'.

While Migaloo did not provide for very many good photo opportunities this year, he was seen cruising along with two other 'normal' humpbacks, probably discussing the state of the waters. The big question in the minds of Australians now is, 'When will we see him again'?

sources: BBC.CO.UK,dailymercury.com.au

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40 Comments
  • Video games 🕹🕹Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 10:51 pm
    I thought he was dead!
    • jockey
      jockeyMonday, January 15, 2018 at 9:09 am
      i want to see him now!
      • RaySunday, August 27, 2017 at 12:17 pm
        I love sea animals like whales 🐳
        • call9113Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 8:58 am
          omg
          • mathguy100
            mathguy100Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 2:49 pm
            Cool
            • WhaleTuesday, October 25, 2016 at 6:47 am
              Wow he is the only white whale!
              • nikukyu
                nikukyuMonday, December 1, 2014 at 3:19 am
                Woah cool
                • shivi483
                  shivi483Sunday, November 30, 2014 at 10:19 pm
                  Wow and that is very big it is like a size of a dinosaur or bigger.
                  • turtlenicole
                    turtlenicoleMonday, October 27, 2014 at 7:33 pm
                    Migaloo?! Thats a wierd name no offense.....
                    • HunkWednesday, August 6, 2014 at 10:20 pm
                      Great!