Rare white whale might be target in hunt

Japanese whalers refuse to say if they'll spare rare white humpback whales during their annual whale hunt, which starts soon.  The most famous of the white whales is named "Migaloo", and he's frequently spotted by tourists on whale watching excursions off the coast of Australia.  Migaloo may in fact be the only white humpback whale in the entire world.

While the Japanese Fisheries Agency is saying "no comment" to all enquiries about white whales, they're vocal about their requests to have extra security during the whale hunt.  The agency wants Australia and New Zealand to provide extra protection to whalers from protesters.  No word from either country on whether they'll agree to this outrageous request.

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