Australia Move over Migaloo - there's a new white whale in town

13:06  02 july  2018
13:06  02 july  2018 Source:   9news.com.au

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A rare white whale calf and its mother have been spotted from the air by an eagle-eyed paraglider. Picture: Supplied © Provided by Nine Digital Pty Ltd A rare white whale calf and its mother have been spotted from the air by an eagle-eyed paraglider. Picture: Supplied

Australia’s most well-known humpback whale – Migaloo – may need to move aside because there’s a new kid in town.

What looks to be a rare white whale calf and its mother have been spotted from the air by an eagle-eyed paraglider flying high above Lennox Head in northern New South Wales.

The spectacular vision captured the marine creatures frolicking in the water side-by-side.

The unusual sighting comes after Migaloo has captivated seasoned and amateur whale watchers along the east coast for decades.

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Scientists at the Smithsonian' s National Museum of Natural History have identified a new species of sperm whale , Albicetus oxymycterus, adding a new branch to the sperm whale family tree.

Scientists at the Smithsonian have identified new whale species.

The unique white whale was first spotted in 1991 as it passed through Byron Bay and was the only known white whale in the world at the time, the Australian Geographic reports.  

a ship in a body of water: Migaloo was first spotted in 1991 as it passed through Byron Bay. Picture: AAP © Provided by Nine Digital Pty Ltd Migaloo was first spotted in 1991 as it passed through Byron Bay. Picture: AAP

However, in 2011, an all-white whale humpback calf emerged.

There are only three to four sightings of these rare creatures, with the other white whales being named Bahloo, Willow and Migaloo Jnr. 

a close up of a wave: A rare white whale and its calf have been spotted frolicking in the water near Lennox Head. © Provided by Nine Digital Pty Ltd A rare white whale and its calf have been spotted frolicking in the water near Lennox Head.

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