The White Whale Research Centre was setup by Oskar Peterson to act as a open central communication point between researchers, universities, the global media and the general public. Its website maintains a log of ‘Migaloo’ sightings live via twitter and a subscribed newsletter. It is maintained primarily as a resource for school children studying whales, […]
Migaloo is Australia’s most well-known humpback whale. When he was first sighted he was the only known all white whale in the world. As he migrates up the east coast of Australia from Antarctica to the warmer waters of Tropical North Queensland his distinctive all white colouring allows people to report sightings.
Up until September 2011 Migaloo was thought to be the only all white Humpback Whale in the world. Then amazing footage emerged of a 100% all white baby humpback calf. This new white whale unofficially named MJ (Migaloo Junior) has amazed & delighted people from around the world. It really is mother nature at her brilliant best and hopefully this new all white whale will live as long as the average humpback whale (50 years) and assist in creating more awareness of our marine environment for future generations to enjoy and appreciate.
Migaloo is protected under Australian law. He is part of the Australian East Coast Humpback Whale population.
This website was setup to act as a central communication point between universities, researchers, the media and the general public. It maintains a log of ‘Migaloo’ sightings and is maintained primarily as a central resource for school children and university students studying whales, or anyone who wants to know more about Migaloo.
Make sure you check out our Migaloo Supporters Page to say thanks to those who help make this possible.
On 28th June, 1991, an all-white humpback whale was photographed passing Byron Bay, Australia’s most easterly point. This unusual whale was at that time, the only documented record of an all-white humpback whale in the world. It was named “Migaloo” This is the name the Australian Aboriginal community in Queeensland use to describe a White […]