A very rare white humpback albino whale was spotted off the Byron Bay coast. The whale is believed to be moving towards warmer climate to mate. Australian white humpback whale population was almost destroyed due to whaling but it has managed to survive following a ban on whaling in 1960s.
Only 2 or 3 white humpback whales remain in the world now. The most popular one was spotted in the 1991 in Australia and was nicknamed “Migaloo” which means “whitefella”. Researchers believe the whale seen was Migaloo himself who is about 30 years old now. White humpback whales move to warmer climates to mate and then move back to the Antarctic.