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Southern Labrador Adventure

Wildland Tours' guest Kim Stevenson's photo from the Southern Labrador Adventure of September 2005 and Battle Harbour host Mike Earl's photo from July 2006 clearly show the same juvenile orca with two apparent blow holes. We suspect that this animal is a survivor of a shooting incident. We have speculated that these animals may go to Greenland for the Newfoundland and Labrador winter in pursuit of Atlantic salmon. This is circumstantial evidence supporting this theory because there has been several recent incidents of Greenlanders shooting and killing large numbers of orcas. Orcas are not a traditional Labrador food.

Wildland Tours' guest Kim Stevenson's photo from the Southern Labrador Adventure of September 2005 and Battle Harbour host Mike Earl's photo from July 2006 clearly show the same juvenile orca with two apparent blow holes. We suspect that this animal is a survivor of a shooting incident. We have speculated that these animals may go to Greenland for the Newfoundland and Labrador winter in pursuit of Atlantic salmon. This is circumstantial evidence supporting this theory because there has been several recent incidents of Greenlanders shooting and killing large numbers of orcas. Orcas are not a traditional Labrador food.

Wildland Tours' guest Kim Stevenson's photo from the Southern Labrador Adventure of September 2005 and Battle Harbour host Mike Earl's photo from July 2006 clearly show the same juvenile orca with two apparent blow holes. We suspect that this animal is a survivor of a shooting incident. We have speculated that these animals may go to Greenland for the Newfoundland and Labrador winter in pursuit of Atlantic salmon. This is circumstantial evidence supporting this theory because there has been several recent incidents of Greenlanders shooting and killing large numbers of orcas. Orcas are not a traditional Labrador food.