Migaloo, one of world’s rarest whales, spotted frolicking

One of the world's rarest whales was seen frolicking as it made its annual migration. (NBC/APTN)
One of the world's rarest whales was seen frolicking as it made its annual migration. (NBC/APTN)

OFF BOTANY BAY, Australia (NBC/APTN) — Australian camera crews filmed an unusual site in the ocean near Sydney Thursday.

One of the world’s rarest whales was seen frolicking as it made its annual migration.

The male, all-white humpback is called Migaloo.

Other whales were seen making the journey with him.

Australian media says Migaloo can often be seen off the New South Wales coast during late June.

The site thrilled whale-watching tourists and locals.

“It was really just so white, and you could see him coming from a long way away because the water was turquoise wherever he was passing under,” says one whale-watcher.

“I come from Holland, and it was amazing — a perfect day,” says another whale-watcher.

“It’s just exceptional — something like a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that doesn’t ever happen,” says another whale-watcher. “I’ve been doing whale-watching for a few years, and that’s the first time.”

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