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  • MONSTER FISH

  • Thursday 31 July 2014 at 9:00PM
  • Nat Geo Wild

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Join a team of scientists and adventurers as they travel into this war-torn region to unlock the secrets of the monster fish.

The Congo is Africa’s mightiest river and an evolutionary hotspot that is home to an incredible variety of species. None is more remarkable than the Goliath Tiger Fish, a man-sized leviathan, and relative of the piranha, which patrols the depths of this watery world. Join a team of scientists and adventurers as they travel into this war-torn region to chart the river and unlock the secrets of this magnificent fish. But first they’ve got to catch one. Will anything take the bait?

EPISODE GUIDE

  • Monster Fish: Mongolian Terror Trout
    Aquatic ecologist Zeb Hogan continues his quest to find and protect the world's largest freshwater fish in the frigid rivers of Mongolia.
  • Monster Fish: Sawfish
    Follow Dr. Zeb Hogan, National Geographic Explorer and an aquatic ecologist on his journey to find the largest freshwater fish in Australia - the freshwater sawfish, a cross between a shark and a chainsaw.
  • Monster Fish: Giant Stingray
    Follow Dr Zeb Hogan, National Geographic Explorer and an aquatic biologist on his quest to find what could be the world's largest and most deadly freshwater fish - the giant freshwater stingray.
  • Monster Fish: Great White Sturgeon
    There are fish, …and then there are FISH. Lurking in the murky depths of the world's great waterways are bizarre giants-specimens of such enormous proportion and odd appearance they boggle the mind.
  • Monster Fish: River Invasion
    They are carp from Asia which can jump 10 feet in the air at the sound of a boat motor, turning a day on the water into a boxing match
  • Monster Fish: Alligator Gar
    We follow Dr. Zeb Hogan as he goes in search of one of North Americas toothiest and most misunderstood monster fish: the alligator gar.
  • Monster Fish: Raging Amazon
    Aquatic ecologist Dr. Zeb Hogan teams up with kayaking experts to discover what monster fish are lurking beneath the surface in Rio Roosevelt.
  • Monster Fish: Alien Catfish
    Aquatic ecologist Dr. Zeb Hogan travels to Spain in search of the invasive wels catfish - a monster fish capable of growing over eight feet long. Teaming up with local fishing guides and scientists, Zeb investigates why this beast has flourished and if indigenous species have declined as a result.
  • Monster Fish: Thai Eden
    In his quest to save the worlds big fish, conservation biologist Zeb Hogan traverses the globe studying fish as large as 440 pounds! Join Zeb on an expedition to the Amazon, to wrangle two unique monster fish. Along the way, see their mysterious world, awesome physical features, strange behavior and the astounding cycle that transforms tiny eggs into mammoth creatures. Zeb uncovers the roles they play in the Amazon ecology and culture, while trying to learn why their numbers are diminishing.
  • Monster Fish: Nile Giant
    In his quest to save the worlds big fish, conservation biologist Zeb Hogan traverses the globe studying fish as large as 440 pounds! Join Zeb on an expedition to the Amazon, to wrangle two unique monster fish. Along the way, see their mysterious world, awesome physical features, strange behavior and the astounding cycle that transforms tiny eggs into mammoth creatures. Zeb uncovers the roles they play in the Amazon ecology and culture, while trying to learn why their numbers are diminishing.
  • Monster Fish: Ancient Beast
    Monster Fish with fish biologist Zeb Hogan takes you to find and research the world's largest freshwater fish.
  • Monster Fish: Mekong Mystery
  • Monster Fish: Himalayan Terror
  • Monster Fish: Kamchatka Catch
  • Monster Fish: King of the Outback
    Fish biologist Dr. Zeb Hogan comes face to face with five giant predators in the Australian outback and sees how they survive local harsh climate.
    Next Showing:  
    Saturday 26 July 2014 at 10:00AM - National Geographic Channel
  • Monster Fish: Giant Eels
    In his quest to save the world's big fish, aquatic ecologist Zeb Hogan travels the globe, seeking out the leading contenders in a quest to better understand them as he fights to protect them.
    Next Showing:  
    Saturday 26 July 2014 at 11:00AM - National Geographic Channel
  • Monster Fish: Danger Down Under
    Dr. Zeb Hogan uncovers why an aquatic Australian icon - the Murray Cod has virtually disappeared from its namesake waterway - the Murray River.
    Next Showing:  
    Saturday 26 July 2014 at 12:00PM - National Geographic Channel
  • Monster Fish
    It's a voracious predatory catfish that prowls the rivers of Southeast Asia. Growing up to 6 feet long and weighing more than 175 pounds, the wallago catfish is a pure carnivore, equipped with formidable jaws and a double band of saw-like teeth that are designed to attack.
  • Monster Fish: Green Goliath
    The Pacific Northwest is known for things that are BIG giant redwoods, sweeping coastlines and massive runs of salmon. But Zeb Hogan is looking for a goliath that's so elusive, 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 7 feet long, live up to 70 years, and has been on Earth since the days of the dinosaurs.
    Next Showing:  
    Thursday 31 July 2014 at 3:00PM - Nat Geo Wild
    Repeats:  
    Thursday 31 July 2014 at 9:00PM - Nat Geo Wild

    Friday 1 August 2014 at 12:00AM - Nat Geo Wild
  • Monster Fish: River Shark!
    Are bull sharks stalking America's suburban waters? Nicknamed the "linebackers of the sea" for their wide, stalky bodies, bull sharks are rumored to be moving inland, even surviving in freshwater 2,000 miles upriver. To separate fact from fiction, Zeb Hogan is teaming up with some of Florida's leading shark experts on a quest to catch a "river shark" and to determine the truth behind their deadly reputation.
    Next Showing:  
    Thursday 7 August 2014 at 3:00PM - Nat Geo Wild
    Repeats:  
    Thursday 7 August 2014 at 9:00PM - Nat Geo Wild

    Friday 8 August 2014 at 12:00AM - Nat Geo Wild
  • Monster Fish: Giant Catfish
    Lured by stories of catfish the size of Volkswagens, Zeb Hogan is on a mission to find out if the legendary giant catfish of the South really exist. Finding huge fish is all about taking advantage of local knowledge, so he teams up with Rusty, a lifelong catfisherman with a thick Mississippi drawl and unique southern charm. Using a massive 7-foot-tall, 40-foot-long net, they'll troll the waters for a record-breaking fish.
    Next Showing:  
    Thursday 21 August 2014 at 3:00PM - Nat Geo Wild
    Repeats:  
    Thursday 21 August 2014 at 9:00PM - Nat Geo Wild

    Friday 22 August 2014 at 12:00AM - Nat Geo Wild
  • Monster Fish: Salmonzilla
    Armies of salmon surge through Alaska's icy waters during mating season, but only one ?catches? the eye of Zeb Hogan the elusive king salmon. Local legends tell stories of king salmon so wide you could walk across their backs.
    Next Showing:  
    Wednesday 27 August 2014 at 12:00PM - National Geographic Channel
    Repeats:  
    Thursday 28 August 2014 at 3:00PM - Nat Geo Wild

    Thursday 28 August 2014 at 9:00PM - Nat Geo Wild
  • Monster Fish: Jungle Jaws
    It's a voracious predatory catfish that prowls the rivers of Southeast Asia. Growing up to 6 feet long and weighing more than 175 pounds, the wallago catfish is a pure carnivore, equipped with formidable jaws and a double band of saw-like teeth that are designed to attack.
    Next Showing:  
    Thursday 28 August 2014 at 12:00PM - National Geographic Channel
  • Monster Fish: 600lb Goldfish
    Zeb Hogan is on the hunt for a goldfish the size of a cow! Giant carp can grow up to weigh 600 pounds and measure 10 feet long, but the trouble with finding these monster fish is ? they only live in three of Southeast Asia's rivers. To find out more about this elusive fish, Zeb heads to Thailand, where he helps the Thai Department of Fisheries' transport 30 giant carp into a new breeding pond on the Chao Phraya River.
    Next Showing:  
    Friday 29 August 2014 at 12:00PM - National Geographic Channel
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