World’s Only Documented Albino Humpback Whale Reappears


Migaloo, the only documented albino humpback whale in the world, thrilled cruise passengers on Saturday, when he was spotted off Cairns, Australia:

Migaloo  "The famous whale enjoyed clear skies and low winds and dived repeatedly into the blue depths before surfacing every 10 to 15 minutes
GBR Helicopter Group director Deborah Ross said the footage taken by cinematographer David Farmer and pilot Chris Rose, of Chris Rose Flying Films, would be given to the BBC, which is producing a documentary on Migaloo.
'We’ve made it a professional goal to make sure we get Migaloo recorded so we can help protect him because he is so precious,' she said.
'This is the first time Migaloo has been filmed anywhere professionally in the world.'"

Migaloo, which means "white fellow" in one of Australia's indigenous languages, was first spotted in 1991, when he was believed to be less than 5 years old.


Posted August 16, 2010 at 9:35am ETC by Andy Towle
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