June 20, 2014 3:14 pm

WATCH: Rare ‘Albino Whale’ spotted frolicking off Australian coast

It’s not quite Sasquatch. But for whale watchers and environmental enthusiasts, a recent sighting of a rare animal may be the next best thing.

One of the world’s rarest whales was filmed frolicking in the ocean near Sydney by Australian camera crews on Thursday.

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

“Migaloo” was first spotted in 1991, and has become something of a celebrity in the whale world.

And while it’s possible to map out his migratory patterns, it’s still a lucky whale watcher who manages to catch a glimpse of him.

Other whales were seen making the journey with the stunning animal, much to the delight of whale watching tourists and locals.

According to Australian media, the famous whale can often be seen in waters off the New South Wales coast during the last week of June.

-With files from the Associated Press

Global News

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