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 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 King of the Outback

Each year in the Australian outback, the dry season leaves five top predators – giant stingrays, sawfish, bull sharks, freshwater and saltwater crocodiles – stranded in waterholes with limited food supplies. Zeb sets out to find out how each of the giants has adapted to the environment and which one is the ultimate king of the pool.
  • 2011
  • 00:45:00
  • 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 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 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 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 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 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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Monster Fish Salmonzilla

Zeb Hogan heads to Alaska to find a legend: a monster run of the world's biggest salmon. But he's got to brave rugged wilderness, icy waters and hungry bears to do it. Alaska's rivers are teeming with life that influences a multitude of industries and cultures. The various runs of salmon species are vital to the region's economy and lifestyle. ...
  • 2012
  • 00:44:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/07/2016

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