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 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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