The white whale is travelling in a migratory pack of around 14,000 other humpbacks. This year, there have been a huge amount of sightings of the sometimes elusive whale. In past years the whale was able to stealthily traverse the open waters to the northern parts of the Barrier Reef mostly unseen before heading back to the Antarctic. The number of sightings this year has created a surge in whale watching and dive boat bookings in the area giving the industry there a much needed boost.
For me, this is one of the coolest animals out there. Migaloo has become so famous that there is now a 1,600 flot exclusion zone around the whale preventing boats from harassing the giant mammal all day.
Migaloo Informational video