Migaloo pictured off Fraser Island in 2011. Photo: Alistair Brightman / Fraser Coast Chronicle
Migaloo pictured off Fraser Island in 2011. Photo: Alistair Brightman / Fraser Coast Chronicle Alistair Brightman FRA190611miga

Migaloo: The last five years

AUSTRALIA's famed albino humpback whale has made its journey north past Cape Byron this morning.

Some years the white whale gives a good show to whale watchers as he makes his way past Byron Bay, however other years he proves elusive on both his north and south journies.

We look back over the last five years of Migaloo's life and the whale's history with the Northern Rivers:

July 7 2016

Just earlier this month, as the North Coast was in "peak whale migration season", but Migaloo was yet to be seen.

Southern Cross University whale researcher Dr Wally Franklin said not to worry, the popular pale giant will probably turn up sooner or later.

August 10 2015

Migaloo was spotted off the Gold Coast, but doesn't make an appearance off the Northern Rivers.

June 26 2015

Fears expressed that Migaloo could have skin cancer.

June 22 2014

Whale watchers get excited as Migaloo is spotted off the coast of Sydney and heads our way.

August 13 2013

Whale watchers hope to catch a glimpse of Migaloo as he travels past.

October 2 2012

Migaloo proves elusive on the Northern Rivers with the last documented sighting of the whale off Tweed Heads a week before.

October 5 2011

Migaloo puts on a rare show from whale watchers off Byron Bay, in the first sighting off the white whale off the east coast that year.