A note on killer whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, including an account of an attack on a minke whale
Killer whales (Orcinus orca) have been reported from June through October in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, where they are represented by sightings and strandings from widespread localities (Vladykov 1944; Sergeant and Fisher 1957; Sergeant et al. 1970; Lien et al. 1979). In June and July, killer whales have been reported to be abundant in the region of the Strait of Belle Isle, perhaps following rorquals passing through the Strait (Sergeant and Fisher 1957) en route to Labrador and Davis Strait.