White whale Migaloo approaches tour boat off Australia

By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |  Aug. 10, 2017 at 3:14 PM
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Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Australia's famous white humpback whale Migaloo gave a group of tourists a rare treat by swimming right up to their boat.

A video posted to Facebook Sunday by the Ocean Free & Ocean Freedom tour group shows Migaloo the albino humpback swimming just feet away from the Ocean Freedom vessel while it was on its way to the Great Barrier Reef off Cairns.

The tour group said Migaloo passed within 16 feet of the boat.

Whale watchers reported Migaloo made his first appearance of the year last month off Port Macquarie.

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