Migaloo the white whale was spotted just north of Cape Moreton.
Migaloo the white whale was spotted just north of Cape Moreton. Contributed

Migaloo thrills whale-watchers

WHALE-watchers were treated to a once-in-a-lifetime experience on Thursday after spotting renowned white whale Migaloo just north of Cape Moreton.

Tangalooma marine biologist Dr Ina Ansmann said she first spotted the rare whale on its journey south with a pair of adult humpbacks and calf in tow.

"We knew instantly it was Migaloo because it was obviously a fully grown humpback whale, and we know that Migaloo is the only known adult albino whale in this population," Dr Ansmann said.

"Migaloo is believed to be one of only four albino whales in the world and each year makes these cameo appearances along Australia's eastern seaboard during the winter migration period."

Excited guests from Tangalooma Island Resort's whale watching tour told the media that Migaloo looked like an iceberg coming out of the sea, an "absolutely incredible site".


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