A young albino humpback calf has been seen in Australia, looking pretty much like his albino dad, Migaloo. The little one is now called MJ, for Migaloo Junior, with mom looking like the average humpback whale.
Migaloo is thought to be the only known all-white humpback whale in the world. He was first seen on June 28, 1991, passing Byron Bay, which is Australia's most easterly point. Migaloo was three to five years of age when first seen, approximately 25 years old now. Humpback whales have a life expectancy of about 45-50 years.
A special whale from day one, Sunday Times reports that Migaloo has "special Queensland & Commonwealth Government legislation on a yearly basis to protect him from harassment." Jet-skis or any other water devisecan be no closer than 500m and aircraft can be no lower than 2,000 feet. If the law is broken, the fine is a hefty $16,500.
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