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 600 lb Goldfish

It's a goldfish the size of a cow, growing up to 600 lbs and 10 feet long. Giant carp is the angler's Holy Grail – notoriously difficult to catch and living in just three Southeast Asian rivers. It's a bizarre monster with a huge head, big mouth and large shiny scales as big as a baby's hand. National Geographic Explorer ...
  • 2013
  • 00:44:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/08/2016

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Monster Fish Jungle Jaws

It's a voracious, predatory catfish that prowls the rivers of Southeast Asia. Growing up to two meters and weighing over 80 kg, the wallago catfish is a pure carnivore, equipped with formidable jaws and a double band of saw-like teeth, designed to attack. Seeking help from local fishermen, National Geographic Explorer and aquatic biologist Zeb Hogan travels to the jungles ...
  • 2013
  • 00:44:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/07/2016

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