Monster Fish

In his quest to save the world’s big fish, aquatic ecologist Zeb Hogan has wrangled what’s currently the world’s biggest known freshwater species, the Mekong Giant Catfish. But is it really the biggest? We’ll join Zeb as he travels the globe, seeking out the leading contenders in a quest to better understand them as he fights to protect them. It’s a heart-pounding adventure as Zeb heads into some remote areas and wild waters, braving piranha, crocodiles and a host of other hazards. Along the way, he’ll explore the local haunts and find out how these massive creatures figure into the local culture – the lore surrounding them, their role in the ecosystem, awesome physical features, strange behaviour, and the surprising cycles of life that transform a thumb-sized larvae into a 400-pound beast. Produced by National Geographic.

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Monster Fish Alien Catfish

Zeb travels to Spain in search of the invasive wels catfish – a monster fish capable of growing over eight feet long. Biologists fear this voracious predator could be destroying the local ecosystem.
  • 2010
  • 00:47:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/11/2016

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Monster Fish Alligator Gar

In this episode, we follow Zeb as he goes in search of one of North America’s most misunderstood monster fish: the alligator gar. These bizarre creatures reach lengths of 10 feet and have a mouthful of razor–sharp teeth.
  • 2010
  • 00:47:06
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/11/2016

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Monster Fish Ancient Beast

Dr. Zeb Hogan travels to the American Midwest in search of the paddlefish, one of the largest, oldest and most bizarre-looking freshwater fish on the planet. Zeb teams up with biologists and conservation officers to better understand what’s causing the decline of this American behemoth and what’s being done to prevent it.
  • 2010
  • 00:45:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/05/2017

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Monster Fish Danger Down Under

The Murray cod can grow up to six feet long, weigh more than 250 pounds and is rumoured to eat everything from birds and snakes to possums – even its own kind. But humans have been encroaching on the cod’s river system, and now its population is under threat. Zeb travels to Australia to find out if this giant still ...
  • 2010
  • 00:45:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/11/2016

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Monster Fish Himalayan Terror

Zeb is in the Himalayas to investigate reports that a mammoth-sized catfish called the Goonch is attacking and killing people. His goal is to find the Goonch and determine whether these stories are fact or fiction.
  • 2010
  • 00:45:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/11/2016

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Monster Fish Kamchatka Catch

Kamchatka, Russia, is one of the wildest and most remote locations on earth and is home to the largest salmon population on the planet – but why? Zeb travels to the Russian Far East to explore this salmon paradise. Determined to catch as many salmon species as he can, Zeb joins a team of kayakers and locals to explore some ...
  • 2010
  • 00:45:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/11/2016

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Monster Fish Mekong Mystery

Zeb travels to one of the world’s largest waterfalls, in Laos, where each year millions of fish climb the falls to spawn. But little is known about their exact migratory route. Plans to dam the channel could place the lives of the fish, and the millions of people who depend on them for their livelihoods, at risk. Zeb and a ...
  • 2010
  • 00:45:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/27/2016

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Monster Fish Nile Giant

In this episode we follow Zeb as he goes in search of Africa’s biggest freshwater fish: the Nile perch. These voracious monster fish can reach six feet and grow to over 400 pounds. He will come face to face with this giant in its watery home, as it competes with 15-foot crocs and giant catfish as one of Africa’s top ...
  • 2010
  • 00:45:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/11/2016

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Monster Fish Raging Amazon

Zeb’s in Brazil to catch a big one, so he travels to Teotonio to try to find a monster. The construction of a dam down river will destroy a critical migratory path for several species of giant catfish. Can Zeb find a monster before it’s too late?
  • 2010
  • 00:46:50
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/27/2016

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Monster Fish Thai Top Ten

Zeb travels across Thailand to identify as many of the country’s monster fish species as possible, assess their status in the wild and meet the locals who can help these giants survive.
  • 2010
  • 00:45:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/27/2016

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