Whales in Paradise customers experience Migaloo on the Gold Coast 2016

Whales in Paradise customers experience Migaloo on the Gold Coast 2016

Whales in Paradise - Migaloo 2016

Whales in Paradise customers experience Migaloo on the Gold Coast 2016 as he passed by the southern end of the Gold Coast yesterday. All eyes have been watching out for the famous white whale that travels to the warm waters of north Queensland every year. Being the only known fully white whale, there has been speculation over recent years that there may in fact be, 2 fully white whales.

Over the past few years, there has been photographic evidence of 2 more white whales, which are easy to identify due to black markings on their bodies. Migaloo is completely white, other than some yellow discolouration that is thought to be a skin condition or signs of cancerous growth on certain parts of his body.

Following Migaloo's sighting on the Gold Coast 26/7/16, there was another report from Newcastle late afternoon stating another white whale had been sighted. Could this be the "Son of Migaloo"? There is a lot of speculation when it comes to white whales and the only real way to confirm who is who in the zoo, is to take a sample of water from the footprint of the whales tail, alternatively to collect a sample of the whales blow. These samples would provide DNA samples that could be tested, but getting a sample from a rare whale is not such a simple process, especially when Migaloo has an exclusion zone surrounding him.

The image above is pretty rare itself, it shoes Migaloo being curious of the small inflatable boat and has approached the boat for a closer look. I bet the Gold Coast Humpback Whale researchers, would be green with envy of this experience, and the opportunity to gather some real white whale samples!

With another white whale on it's way to the Gold Coast, expected sometime this week, book a tour with Whales in Paradise for your chance to have a white whale experience.

For Whale Watching information, Tour Times and Bookings, visit www.whalesinparadise.com.au or give the Whales in Paradise office a call on 07 5538 2111.