Rare white humpback whale spotted off Australia

Posted at 1:20 PM, Jul 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-11 13:20:07-04

A white humpback whale was spotted swimming off of Australia's east coast Tuesday.

Authorities believe it may be a white whale called Migaloo making its annual migration toward the Great Barrier Reef.

The name Migaloo is an indigenous word meaning white person, according to Australian media.

Up to 5,000 humpback whales migrate north along Australia's east coast between April and August each year from waters in the Antarctic to feed and breed in warm tropical waters.