World-famous white whale Migaloo feared dead

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World-famous white whale Migaloo is feared dead after a carcass was discovered washed up on a Victorian beach on Saturday.

Migaloo's whereabouts has been subject to much speculation recently after two years of no sightings.

Macquarie University wildlife scientist Dr Vanessa Pirotta said she and other scientists were working to identify the whale found by locals on Mallacoota beach, south of the NSW border.

A white whale has been found washed up on a Victorian beach. Source: Nine News
A white whale has been found washed up on a Victorian beach. Source: Nine News

"This may or may not be Migaloo. Nothing confirmed yet," she said on Twitter.

"We are working behind the scenes to make sure we collect as much information as possible."

Humpback Migaloo has been a household name in Australia for decades thanks to its rare appearance and has been regularly spotted off the east coast.

Local Peter Coles went to see the discovery, accessing the beach by kayak. He told the ABC the carcass was "pretty spectacular" and looked like it was sculpted out of white marble.

He said there was no signs of damage to the carcass.

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