A humpback whale calf plays near the ocean’s surface off the coast of Tonga. (Image credit: Shutterstock)

An extremely rare white humpback whale has been spotted frolicking with a pod of dolphins near the Australian coastline, according to aerial video footage. And it may have a rather famous relative.  

The ghostly cetacean was spotted on April 21 around 1,640 feet (500 meters) off the coast of Fingal Head in New South Wales. The humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) was first noticed by 16-year-old local Brayden Blake, who was surfing at the time; when Blake fell off his board, he heard the whale’s song underwater. After returning to the beach, Blake spotted the white whale almost immediately and ran home to get a camera-carrying drone. The young surfer then managed to capture video footage of the humpback swimming with a pod of dolphins. 


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