This weekend noticed the albino gray whale’s return, the “Gallon Of Milk”.
Mexico’s National Commission of Organic Protected Areas (CONANP) noticed the all-white whale swimming in the sea of Ojo de Liebre Lagoon, on the west coast of Mexico.
The female, albino gray whale was initially noticed in 2009 and hasn’t been observed for five years. That is why, CONANP were very happy to record that the Gallon of Milk was also followed by a calf.
The whale’s survival has come like a shock towards the CONANP since sightings – more therefore, the survival – of marine mammals that are albino is very uncommon. The innate situation leads to the reduced amount or the lack of the pigment melanin. As a result, creatures possess a light or bright complexion, producing their survival in the wild even more challenging.
Although viewing an albino whale is definitely an extremely uncommon encounter, the variety of grey whale (Eschrichtius robustus), generally seems to be surviving in the region. They may be discovered through the northern part of the Pacific Ocean, that there were 2,211 gray whales counted in a current study of Ojo de Liebre Lagoon, including 1,004 calves, as CONANP stated in a press release.