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Sunday—Have A Heroic Week

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The bravest people on Earth —First in a series


HOW TO UNTANGLE A WHALE
"I helped them out, and I fell in love with it."   ---Capt. Mack Greene, Campobello Island Whale Rescue Team



In 1995 a guy named Mac Greene started a whale watching business in the Bay of Fundy, which in case you don't know, is located off of the northeastern coast of Maine just over the US/Canada border between New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.

It has the highest tides in the world, and because of its nutrient rich waters, the bay also provides the hunting and breeding grounds for 12 different species of whale, including the North Atlantic Right Whale, one of the rarest whales in the world.  There are only 350 of them left worldwide.

Captain Greene began working with a team of marine scientists who were studying the whales, and when a fin whale became tangled in a mass of fishing gear, he helped to cut it loose.  Fin whales are the second longest animal in existence (next to the Blue Whale) reaching 80 fe…