New Caledonia appears as a wintering ground for Great White Shark (Carcharodon carcharias) that arrive from the South around June in the track of humpback whales and leave around March. The feeding on deep spawning aggregations of snappers may explain why this species remains so long after the departure of whales in December. GWS are responsible for several fatal attacks on humans in New Caledonia, tha last ones taking place in 2007 and 2009.