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A rare white humpback whale has been spotted off the coast of Queensland on Monday, and whale watchers are hoping it is Australia's famous whale Migaloo.

Migaloo, the only known all white humpback whale, was photographed by jenny dean (first, third photos) in the great barrier reef. though often described as albino, migaloo has brown eyes and is more likely leucistic or hypopigmented. last year, a white orca named iceberg was photographed (second photo) for the first time by e. lazareva in the north pacific, but is again not technically believed to be albino.

Migaloo, the only known all white humpback whale, was photographed by jenny dean (first, third photos) in the great barrier reef. though often described as albino, migaloo has brown eyes and is more likely leucistic or hypopigmented.

Migaloo is Australia’s most well-known humpback whale. When he was first sighted he was the only known, all white whale in the world.

Migaloo, the only known all white humpback whale, was photographed by Jenny Dean in the Great Barrier Reef. Though often described as albino, Migaloo has brown eyes and is more likely leucistic or hypopigmented.

Beluga whale

Beluga whale

According to the Daily Mail U.K., a maritime engineer spotted a white humpback whale swimming amongst a pod of regular-hued humpbacks in the waters off Norway. This one is Migaloo and he is not albino, but leucistic, as are the other white humpbacks recently spotted. In fact, one of them is believed to be the offspring of Migaloo.

rare WHITE humpback whale spotted off the coast of Norway by Niamh O’Doherty A white whale has been causing a splash after being spotted swimming in a pod of humpbacks by British maritime engineer, Dan Fisher, on a boat trip to Svalbard.

Beluga Whale. The beluga or white whale is an Arctic and sub-Arctic cetacean. It is one of two members of the family Monodontidae, along with the narwhal. It is up to 5 m (16 ft) in length and an unmistakable all-white color with a distinctive protuberance on the head. From a conservation perspective, the beluga is considered "near threatened" by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

White Beluga Whale, different specie from the albino white humpback. This Beluga is naturally white.

Albino Whale

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Meet Migaloo, the only white humpback adult ever registered in history near Queensland, Australia coastline.

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