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Willow the White Whale

Above video from Barcroft TV.

Like a scene from Moby Dick, a rare white whale was spotted off the coast of Spitsbergen in Norway by maritime engineer Dan Fisher of the UK. Swimming alongside a pod of other, regular grey humpback whales, this whale likely has a condition called leucism, which causes a reduction in skin pigmentation. Animals with this condition rarely survive long in the wild, because they lack their natural disguise and can more easily be picked off by predators, however the white whale, now named Willow, appears to be an adult fully incorporated into a pod.

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Comments

  1. ratri
    my desk at office ^^
    November 23, 2012, 7:55 am

    awesome,,
    wanna see them !!

  2. juan antonio rodriguez martin
    gijon asturias
    November 21, 2012, 6:24 am

    el viejo y el mar moby dick…preciosa y libre…su sonido lo transmite tranquilidad y estaban las orcas…blanco y negro..

  3. kevin
    guyana
    November 19, 2012, 10:46 am

    Waw that must be an amazing sight so wish I could witness something like that

  4. Cap'n Ahab
    at sea
    November 18, 2012, 4:25 pm

    He tasks me! That whale, he tasks me!

  5. Alan Cecil
    United States
    November 18, 2012, 4:22 pm

    From hell’s heart I stab at thee; for hate’s sake I spit my last breath at thee! Thou damned whale!

  6. Shohoud
    ALEXANDRIA
    November 18, 2012, 6:51 am

    WOW , IT’S WONDERFUL

  7. Asha
    Mn
    November 17, 2012, 8:30 pm

    It’s unusual to have a white whale.

  8. AJ
    November 17, 2012, 10:57 am

    I stab at thee!

  9. stephan georgi
    Indonesia
    November 17, 2012, 1:51 am

    absolutely beautiful!!

  10. Lynn Marie
    California
    November 16, 2012, 11:05 pm

    Amazing. Thank you for sharing photos of this beautiful gentle giant.

  11. Allen
    Cairns, Queensland
    November 16, 2012, 8:53 pm

    We have one named Migaloo that comes through here every year, and there is a Migaloo Jr., too! Both completely white!

  12. Al
    November 16, 2012, 5:52 pm

    Wow, you don’t see that every day! Ever*

  13. White tiger
    School
    November 16, 2012, 12:57 pm

    :) wow OMG so cool