Born and raised on Campobello Island, Captain Mackie Greene leads the Campobello Whale Rescue Team, an intrepid group of fishermen who care so much about whales that they are willing to risk their lives to save them.
Campobello Island sits just off the cost of New Brunswick in the Bay of Fundy. It's a pristine place, where beautiful evergreens and ancient lighthouses peak through the swathes of fog - what the locals call "Fundy sunshine." People here are just as comfortable at sea as they are on land.
The Bay of Fundy is a rich ocean ecosystem, a place teeming with sea life of all kinds. That explains why so many people in the area make their living from the sea - and why the waters attract so many fin, humpback, minke, and other baleen whales to feed and mate.
There's no overt conflict between whales and fishermen here, but the lines and nets used for fishing can pose a serious problem for the giant filter-feeding whales. Fishing gear in the whale's habitat can be very difficult for them to detect and avoid. If they swim into the gear they can become entangled, often with life-threatening consequences.