A whale which was found washed up in Mallacoota recently is not the iconic albino humpback Migaloo.
Marine biologists from Victoria's Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) confirmed the whale is not Migaloo after determining the animal found on the Mallacoota beach was a female, while Migaloo is a male.
"Officers have examined images of the dead Humpback Whale at Mallacoota and have confirmed it is a sub-adult female," DELWP regional agency commander, Peter Brick, said.
"Migaloo is a male."
Migaloo, who is regarded as the most well-known humpback whale on the east coast, has not been sighted in more than two years.
IMAGE: A shark warning remains in place following the discovery of a whale carcass on a Mallacoota beach recently. (Photo by Peter Coles)
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