Scientists have noticed a rare humpback whale albino off the coast of Australia. About it reports Unilad.
Monday, June 15, in Instagram account dedicated to the life of a rare white whale named Migaloo (Migaloo), came the news that the coast of the Australian state of New South Wales noticed the white marine mammal. Scientists suggest that it was the legendary Migaloo.
For the first time that a white whale was discovered in 1991. He became famous for his unusual appearance: in contrast to other humpback whales, he has a completely white color. For 30 years, the researchers found only three white humpback whale, in addition to Migaloo. It is believed that they are all albinos.
Humpback whales migrate from Antarctica to the shores of Australia, where they breed every year between may to November. Then the animals come back North. “Notice the whale albino — like finding a needle in a haystack. This anomaly occurs in one of the 40 thousand individuals. Migaloo I saw only once in my entire career,” admitted marine biologist Vanessa Pirotta (Vanessa Pirotta). Now researchers are trying to figure out if they saw Migaloo or other whale-albino.
Earlier it was reported that in Black sea found a rare Dolphin-albino. Worldwide, there are only a few dozen of these marine mammals.
Video, photo All from Russia.