They are not late. On Sunday 5 June, a humpback whale was observed in the southern lagoon of New Caledonia. It is one of the first specimens of the year. Usually, whales are seen a month later, but Caledonians will not complain. That said, tourists should not be too quick to rejoice. They are only scouts. The bulk of the troops will arrive a little later. So there is no reason to organise trips to the sea to watch them. This is a tourist activity that has developed strongly in recent years in Caledonia.