Australian residents have recently had the opportunity to see with their own eyes one of the rarest marine animals - the humpback albino whale.
For several years now, he has been making seasonal migration moving along the coast of the continent, but he is not always shown to people. In June, he is seen near New Zealand, and the journey to Cape Byron and the Gold Coast takes about a month.
This giant even has its own name. He was called Migalu.
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The dimensions of the whale are also known: a length of about 15 m, and a mass of about 40 tons. Scientists argue that such indicators are normal.
Biologists suggest that Migalu is about 30 years old. The first time he was seen off the coast of Australia in 1991 (then, according to experts, he was no more than three years old).
It was long considered the only such unusual whale, but a little later, marine biologists identified three more representatives (they were also given names: Balu, Willow and Migalu Jr.).
Albino animals most often become outcasts and die quickly, but Migalu is an exception, since he is already quite mature and, most likely, has learned to avoid encounters with his natural enemies.