Great white sharks live along the coastlines from Alaska to Hawaii, along the East Coast of the Untied States and much of the Gulf and Hawaiian coastlines. They also live in the waters off South Africa, New Zealand, Australia and in the Mediterranean Sea. Additional populations live along the eastern coastline of China and Southern Russia and from West Africa to Scandinavia.
Female great white sharks sometimes migrate to warmer waters to give birth in the fall to up to 14 pups measuring in length up to 5 feet. While most great white sharks are solitary, they sometimes travel in pairs. They prefer habitats that are temperate and near the coastline.