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オーストラリアには、アルビノ種という遺伝子の劣勢因子の影響で全身真っ白になったクジラが存在しています。

その名前は「ミガル―」で、日本にもいるザトウクジラだそうです。

Migaloo is quite the character and has become a bit of a celebrity on the Gold Coast over the years. Book our Whale Watching Package and head out to see if you can spot him! @crystalblueyachtcharters

Rhapsody Resortさん(@rhapsodyresort)がシェアした投稿 –

This is Migaloo or “white fella” . He’s the first and only albino humpback whale spotted in Planet ocean . It is believed that he is between 32 and 36 years old as of 2015 . First sightings were around 1991 off Bryon Bay . Originally , biologists were reluctant to say that Migaloo was albino because the eyes were brown instead of the usual pink or red . He is in fact a male due to his mating song recorded back in 1998 and later confirmed in 2004 . Other white humpback whales have been seen but none , besides Migaloo , have been classified as an albino whale . Researchers are keeping a close watch on the beauty and learn more quite often . Isn’t it exciting ?!? #Migaloo #albinowhale #humpback #marinebiology #nerdgasm #notmyphotos #oceanlife #animallovers #waterbaby #whales #watermammals #mammals #planetocean #queensland

Jassersさん(@jasserssss)がシェアした投稿 –

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