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Rare white whale caught on film

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One of the world's rarest whales has been filmed frolicking in the ocean near Sydney by Australian camera crews.

The mammal - a male all-white humpback called Migaloo - is making its annual migration up the south coast, Australian media reported.

http://www.telegraph...ht-on-film.html

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Magnificent beastie.

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Hopefully it will remain safe and healthy for a long time to come.

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Make sure Captain Ahab doesn't see this...

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Majestic!

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So beautiful! The only thing that would make it cooler is if it had been a sperm whale.

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Beautiful. Please lets keep it away from the Japanese.

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Nice,I have always wondered why Albino whales are allegedly more aggressive tho?

Edited by Mr. ET

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It's a real life shiny! (Pokémon joke for those of you who don't get it.)

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Nice,I have always wondered why Albino whales are allegedly more aggressive tho?

Maybe because they were bullied as a small tike. All the other whales make fun of them. :clap:
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Capt. Quint says, "You're gonna need a bigger bottle of sunscreen."

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Nice,I have always wondered why Albino whales are allegedly more aggressive tho?

The greatest whale of all time was Mocha Dick...

...This renowned monster, who had come off victorious in a hundred fights with his pursuers, was an old bull whale, of prodigious size and strength. From the effect of age, or more probably from a freak of nature, as exhibited in the case of the Ethiopian Albino, a singular consequence had resulted ... he was white as wool!...

...Mocha Dick was a legend among whalers, and every captain wanted to kill him...

...From the period of Dick's first appearance, his celebrity continued to increase, until his name seemed naturally to mingle with the salutations which whalemen were in the habit of exchanging, in their encounters upon the broad Pacific; the customary interrogatories almost always closing with, Any news from Mocha Dick?

...Indeed, nearly every whaling captain who rounded Cape Horn, if he possessed any professional ambition, or valued himself on his skill in subduing the monarch of the seas, would lay his vessel along the coast, in the hope of having an opportunity to try the muscle of this doughty champion, who was never known to shun his assailants...

Strap yourself in for the ride...!!

http://history1800s.about.com/od/whaling/f/realmobydick.htm

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This is absolutely amazing! :yes:

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Avoiding the inevitable Moby Dick jokes, this is a fantastic specimen, and obviously a rare on too. The sea certain contains some majestic beauty that most of us will never see!

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Beautiful and majestic creature!

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Beautiful. Please lets keep it away from the Japanese.

Good luck, the court case is a very temporary solution..

LINK - Japan to 'redesign' whale hunt in Antarctic despite ICJ ruling

Japan says it will redesign its controversial whaling activities in the Antarctic after a United Nations court ruled it was a commercial hunt masquerading as science.

Japanese fisheries minister Yoshimasa Hayashi said the ruling upheld the notion of "the sustainable use of whales as a resource" and the country would continue its research whaling program.

"Based on this ... and in line with international law and scientific principles, our nation will carry out research whaling to get the scientific information essential to manage whales as a resource," he said.

"We will carry out extensive studies in cooperation with ministries concerned to submit a new research program by this autumn to the International Whaling Commission, reflecting the criteria laid out in the verdict."

Mr Hayashi, who met with Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe before making the announcement on Friday, also confirmed an earlier announcement that the 2014-15 hunt in the Southern Ocean would not go ahead.

Mr Hayashi said Japan's "research" program in the north-western Pacific, which is due to depart Japanese shores on April 26, would continue, albeit in a slightly reduced form.

At least this year we get a break form those useless pirates the Sea Shepherd for a change, that's something alone to be thankful for.

So beautiful! The only thing that would make it cooler is if it had been a sperm whale.

Not quite Moby Dick, but the latter part of that name does seem to apply to Japanese fisheries minister Yoshimasa Hayashi.

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its apparently bad luck for the japanese to kill an albino whale, so they wont!

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