Migaloo Delights Whale Watchers At Byron

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The famous white humpback known as Migaloo has been spotted by whale watchers on his annual migration north.

Byron Bay local Alison Reid booked a whale watching boat trip in anticipation of spotting Migaloo, and was not disappointed.

She photographed Migaloo off Byron Bay about 10am on Tuesday, and watched him frolic with another humpback for about two hours.

“I cried. I screamed ‘You gorgeous whale, thank you for being here for us today’,” Ms Reid said.

“He’s amazing. It was just an incredible sight, it was so unreal.”

Ms Reid said she had been an avid whale watcher for decades, but this was her first sighting of Migaloo.

“I had the trip booked on the off chance we’d be able to meet with Migaloo and we struck gold.

“The conditions were perfect, the sun was shining, he came over to our boat, he came under our boat, the dolphins came in, it was truly incredible.

Migaloo was also spotted from Iluka on Monday afternoon, and off the Gold Coast shortly after passing Byron Bay.

Source: ABC

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