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A rare albino humpback whale known as Migaloo has been spotted off the coast of Australia, in a rapt audience.
Considered to be one of the official mascots of the country, according to reports.com.au, Migaloo, is making the tour of the Center of the north shore for years. Usually, it is the first time he has been spotted in New Zealand in June and has been spotted in the vicinity of Cape Town or the Gold Coast in the second half of July.
As a grown-up, Migaloo, it weighs 40 tons and is about 50 meters long, the news outlet said. According to National Geographic, humpback whales can be found between the 48-and 60-meter long and, on average, with a weight of 40 tons.
BYRON BAY, AUSTRALIA – SEPTEMBER 28: An Australian white humpback whale named Migaloo is seen off the coast of Byron Bay, Australia’s most easterly point, on sept 28, 2009 in Byron Bay, Australia. Migaloo, the only documented white humpback whale in the world, and it is referred to as ‘the White Man’ in the Aborginal Australian language. The whale was first spotted back in 1991. (Photo by Rob Dalton/Getty Images)
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By Migaloo so-called turning 30 this year, the event takes on extra significance. The earliest of these sightings took place as far back as the previous month, as Migaloo, was spotted in the vicinity of Sydney, australia.
“#Migaloo sighting! So much to look up to him on the trip [sic] down the coast to Sydney!” one person wrote.
One other person has spotted Migaloo near the end of May, and the capture of the magnificent structure, on the film.
The majestic mammals that have a Twitter account, as well as a website that is devoted to him, and has been spotted more than 50 times over the years, going all the way back to 1991, where he is believed to have been around 3-years-old.
At the time, he was believed to be the only albino humpback whale in the world. Since then, three others have been spotted, Bahloo, Willow, and the aptly named, Migaloo Jr.
While 30 is a big milestone for Migaloo, the Dr. Wally Franklin said he expected that Migaloo to live a long, productive life.
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“This year it’s 30 years old, and he is now well and truly full grown and fully mature. He’s an adult, physically, and socially,” Dr. Franklin told the news.com.au. “It does not appear that he had any problems with predators, and it has an expected life as long as 100 years, but it is generally accepted that the life expectancy is.”
Migaloo is not the only one humpback whale to cause a stir the other day. In May, a group of humpback whales seen off the coast of Ireland, interact with, and play with the dolphins.
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