Rare White Humpback Whale Spotted Swimming With Dolphins Down Under

A humpback calf plays near the ocean surface off the coast of Tonga. (Image credit: Shutterstock)

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An extremely rare white humpback whale has been spotted frolicking with a pod of dolphins near Australia’s coastline, according to aerial video footage. And it may have a rather famous relative.

The ghostly cetacean was spotted about 500 meters off the coast of Fingal Head in New South Wales on April 21. the humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) was first noticed by 16-year-old local Brayden Blake, who was surfing at the time; when Blake fell off his shelf, he heard the whale’s singing underwater. After returning to the beach, Blake spotted the white whale almost immediately and ran home to get a drone with a camera. The young surfer then managed to capture video footage (opens in new tab) of the humpback whale swimming with a pod of dolphins.

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