Either way, the white whale has a certain hold on our imaginations.

“This could well be Migaloo, but at this moment in time I am leaning towards that it is not. Due to his size and lack of photos at the moment, but also the timing of the year. It is very unusual,” Peterson said. “What might be the case is that he has fallen smitten for some beautiful humpback female and he has been singing her love songs and taking his time.”

Sing your love songs, Migaloo. Take your time.