No sight of Migaloo in whale migration

THE Coffs Coast is now in peak whale migration season - treating locals and visitors to spectacular shows.

But the country's most iconic whale, Migaloo, is yet to make an appearance.

Southern Cross University whale researcher Dr Wally Franklin said it was just a matter of time.

"On the basis of last year there's a very good chance we'll see him," he said.

Migaloo, the all-white whale, has previously been sighted in waters off the Coffs Coast and last year appeared on the Gold Coast.

White Whale Research Centre founder Oskar Peterson, who runs a website tracking the journey of Migaloo, blamed warmer waters for this year's disappearance, saying many whales "have gone out wide" in their migration.

Dr Franklin, meanwhile, estimated the east Australian humpback whale population at about 25,000.



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