A huge white humpback whale was spotted on Monday by multiple whale-watching boats off Australia’s Gold Coast.
There was speculation whether it was the world famous white whale called Migaloo.
If the sighting is confirmed, it will be the first sighting of the iconic whale since his migration up the east coast of Australia last year.
Two sources currently believe this is not Migaloo. White Whale Research Centre founder Oskar Peterson told AAP that the whale in question was too small and too white. “It is probably Migaloo Junior”.
SeaWorld marine sciences director, Trevor Long, concurs. He told ABC Radio, “it’s an animal that was first sighted in 2011 and it’s been dubbed the ‘Son of Migaloo’… Migaloo is a full adult male and this animal that we saw today is a lot smaller.”
The sighting is significant because according to 9News, it is believed there are only two white whales in the thousands of whales that migrate along the Gold Coast.