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 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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Monster Fish Giant Catfish

Zeb Hogan is hitting the road and heading down to the Deep South in search of the truth behind the myth of giant catfish. In the swamps and bayous of the southern U.S. there are widely told stories of catfish the size of a car that can swallow a man whole. Zeb is going all in with a cast of ...
  • 2012
  • 00:44:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/07/2016

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Monster Fish River Sharks

Zeb Hogan is in Florida, on the bank of the Indian River, investigating stories he's heard about man-eaters living in waterways just like this one. Rumours of big sharks in fresh water, far from the ocean, lead to a suspect – bull sharks. Zeb is sceptical, but eyewitness accounts suggest plausibility. These ancient predators have been spotted in very unlikely ...
  • 2012
  • 00:44:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/07/2016

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Monster Fish Green Goliath

The Pacific Northwest is known for things that are BIG: the giant redwoods, sweeping coastlines and massive runs of salmon. But Zeb Hogan is looking for a Goliath so elusive that he'll scour every nook and cranny of the rivers here to find it. He's after the green sturgeon – a monster fish that can grow up to seven feet ...
  • 2012
  • 00:44:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/07/2016

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