Incredibly Rare White Humpback Whale Spotted Off Coast of Norway

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Moby Dick lives! According to the Daily Mail U.K., a maritime engineer spotted a white humpback whale swimming amongst a pod of regular-hued humpbacks in the waters off Norway.



Dan Fisher said he was a on a boat trip when he noticed an unusual white shape surfacing. Fisher went to the mast of the boat to get a better a look, and he was surprised to find one of the underwater world's rarest sights.

This pale whale likely has leucism, a disorder that affects the pigmentation of the skin. Fisher and the rest of the crew watched the friendly creature frolic with his pod before swimming off. It was a special moment for Dan Fisher, who said he had never seen anything like it in 10 years of work.


"Everyone I have told about it hasn't believed me until I show them the pictures," Fisher told Daily Mail U.K. "It was definitely a once-in-a-lifetime spot. I saw a lot of humpback whales this year but nothing as spectacular as this one."

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cheryl

totally amazing....just amazing....

November 11 2013 at 5:42 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
clayrenee

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November 06 2013 at 5:37 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Linda M Chambré

Thank you for sharing those beautiful pictures of that white whale, fantastic. He/she is just the most awesome mammal in the ocean and should be treated as such. No whale killings.

August 29 2013 at 9:54 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
BEWARE.. HUNTERS

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL :D

August 02 2013 at 4:17 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Simon

Knowing the Norwegians' attitude toward whales it will soon be dead

April 15 2013 at 5:58 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Karl Petry

If it weren't for the crew of the Star Ship Enterprise capturing a hump back whale from the past and bringing it to earth in the future, the earth would no longer exist.

January 21 2013 at 4:30 PM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply
Sal Marchese IV

this is one of the coolest whales I have ever seen!!!!

January 21 2013 at 3:29 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
Steven Davis

Did they eat it? I hope they ate it! I bet it tasted like meat marshmallows.

January 04 2013 at 8:46 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
DemonEyes

Sometimes saving animals like this should be aloud the strictest jail sentences ever.

January 04 2013 at 8:32 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
J.w. White

awesome pics!

December 18 2012 at 2:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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