Migaloo the albino whale spotted at Byron Bay

Migaloo spotted off Byron Bay on July 26, 2016.
Migaloo spotted off Byron Bay on July 26, 2016. Alison Reid

UPDATE 12pm: LOCAL woman Alison Reid captured these photos of Migaloo passing the North Coast this morning.

Migaloo spotted off Byron Bay on July 26, 2016.
Migaloo spotted off Byron Bay on July 26, 2016. Alison Reid


UPDATE 9.10am: CHANNEL 7 media have captured footage of Migaloo five kilometres north of Byron Bay just minutes ago.

If you missed spotting him from Byron Bay, there is always next year - or you could hurry north to continue your attempts at spotting the white whale.

UPDATE 8.15am: IT is being reported on Facebook that Migaloo the albino humpack whale has been seen near Cape Byron headland. 


TUESDAY 6.10am: KEEP an eye out for Migaloo this morning off the North Coast.

Migaloo, Australia's famous albino humpback whale is expected near Cape Byron around sunrise. 

We will be updating this page with any sightings of the white whale on the North Coast today.


MONDAY 4.48pm: MIGALOO, Australia's only known albino humpback whale, is travelling at speed up the north coast and it looks like he'll be here tomorrow morning.

He was spotted off Frazer Beach, Iluka at 1pm today.

It was initially anticipated that he would be arriving Wednesday or even Thursday. But on Saturday, at the time those calculations were done, Migaloo was cavorting with a female friend off Port Macquarie, and travelling at the slow, love-struck pace of 4km/h.

Now he has ditched the girl, and is making good time up the coast, averaging about 7.5km/h.

One Tweed Heads charter boat has tweeted it was hoping to see Migaloo tomorrow morning, so hopefully the whale will be cruising past Byron Bay after sunrise.

With fine and sunny weather predicted over the next few days along with offshore winds, whale watching conditions are near perfect.

To make it easier you can also follow Migaloo's progress at the Migaloo the Whale Twitter page, @Migaloo1.

Here is his journey so far:

Topics:  migaloo north coast whale whale watching

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