Migaloo, The White Humpback Whale of Australia
Geege Schuman stashed this in Whales
Pacific Whale Foundation has been following reported sightings of Migaloo, which means "White Fella" in the Aborginal Australian language. Vice President Paul Forestell, who began monitoring Migaloo soon after the whale was first spotted in 1991, helped to coin the name based on advice from an Aboriginal elder.
How long do humpback whales live? Recognizing a particular one after all these years seems amazing.
45 - 50 years.
So seeing the same whale 23 years later, half its life has gone by. Fascinating.