Australians were enchanted by a rare albino humpback whale as he made his way down the Gold Coast on the annual migration pilgrimage from their Great Barrier Reef breeding grounds back to the Antarctic to feed.
His name is Iceberg, and he's being touted as the only known all-white mature male orca in the world. Scientists from the universities of Moscow and St. Petersburg are hoping he'll become a symbol of conservation for the ocean.
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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.
Japan’s whaling fleet is ready to hunt and kill 50 humpbacks and 50 fin whales. And along with those, they are going after a rare one-of-a-kind white humpback whale. Japan says it is hunting for research reasons.