Michael Fishbach was on his boat in the Sea Of Cortez when he came upon a young humpback whale that appeared to be dead. He floated next to the whale for several minutes, then discovered that it was severely entangled in a fishing net.

He had to act quickly because it was so close to death.

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Gershon Cohen and Michael Fishbach have founded The Great Whale Conservancy to protect whales.

To learn more about their current efforts, visit greatwhaleconservancy.org.