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Tour boat gets rare visit from albino humpback whale

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Ben Hooper
Migaloo the albino humpback whale swims up to a tour boat near Australia's Green Island. Screenshot: Storyful
Migaloo the albino humpback whale swims up to a tour boat near Australia's Green Island. Screenshot: Storyful

CAIRNS, Australia, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Passengers on a tour boat in Australia were treated to a visit from one of the country's most famous residents -- an albino humpback whale named Migaloo.

Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises posted a video to Facebook showing the boat's Sept. 1 encounter with Migaloo near Green Island on the Great Barrier Reef.

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The video, shot by "skippers John and Pat," shows Migaloo swim up close to the boat before diving and swimming under the vessel.

Migaloo is one of only four known albino humpback whales in the world.

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