Long story short: No. The washed up specimen turned out to be a younger female, not Megalo, who had been followed for years via a tracker, but virtually disappeared from radar two years ago.
Experts determined this on the basis of photos of the carcass. The animal was found on a remote beach on Saturday. The authorities have no plans to remove the body yet, but they want it to decompose naturally. According to scientists, it is also not certain that the dead animal is – very rarely – an albino. It is also possible that this animal was initially darker and fell ill, after which the remains became lighter under the influence of the elements.
Migaloo puts on a show. It was last seen 2 years ago.
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The famous megalo albino humpback whale, a male of about 15 meters in length, is far from the thousands of humpback whales that swim across Australia. It is known to be the only white humpback whale. Megalo, “The White Friend”, was first seen in 1991. Last seen was two years ago. The beast is world famous in Australia. An inflatable model from Migaloo shined in 2018 at the opening of the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.
The inflatable Megalo model shone at the Commonwealth Games.
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