Zeb is in search of one of the freakiest fish in the world. Vampire Fish, known locally as payara, weigh up to 40 pounds, hunt like great white sharks and make acrobatic leaps like giant tarpon. Zeb wants to catch a monster paraya to see this river vampire up close and to find out more about some of the biggest fangs on earth.
400 Lb Super Stinger+
Fish biologist Zeb Hogan has caught two of the biggest ray species in the world, but there's one last monster ray he wants to find! Join Zeb on his South American adventure as he navigates the murky rivers of Northern Argentina in search of the largest freshwater ray on the continent, the short-tailed river ray
Giant Killer Catfish+
Join Zeb as he heads to the ancient French town of Albi in search of Europe's largest freshwater predator, the wels catfish, where he witnesses one of the most bizarre feeding behaviors he's ever seen: mimicking killer whales, catfish are launching themselves out of water to feed on pigeons!
Shark Eating Goliath+
Join Zeb as he searches the tropical waters of Florida in search of the largest west Atlantic grouper, the goliath grouper. With the help of leading scientists and local fisherman, Zeb navigates the choppy swells of the North Atlantic and the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, whilst coming face to face with some of the most ferocious apex predators in the ocean.
Red, White And Huge!+
Zeb Hogan traverses the globe in search of exotic river titans. But some freshwater monsters live closer to home than you think… right here in the USA. Zeb is on a mission to find these fascinating, but little-known giants so we can learn more about them. From 100-year-old white sturgeon on the pacific coast, to notorious river sharks at the southern tip of Florida, Zeb encounters the fish beasts of the red, white and blue.
Home to more megafish species than anywhere else on earth, Thailand is the Monster Fish Holy Grail. Zeb Hogan travels across the country, teaming up with experts and applying local techniques to hunt down the biggest and baddest monster fish on the planet. Prepare for a close encounter with some of the largest fish in the world, including giant carp, dog-eating catfish and giant freshwater stingray.
Monsters of Oz, The+
Zeb Hogan goes Down Under, where freshwater predators battle for top rank. From a 6-foot fish with a saw for a nose, to huge river sharks that aren't afraid to take a bite out of the competition, Australia is no place for the weak. To learn what makes these predators tick, Zeb needs to find them. He teams up with local experts to catch the strange and seriously deadly river goliaths in the land of Oz. Who will come out on top-- and alive?
There's fish… and then there's Monster Fish. Zeb Hogan has traveled to exotic locations across the globe to find and study some of the largest megafish species known to man. Now, Zeb's counting down his top ten biggest, toughest and most astonishing catches of all time. Take a tour around the world, as one megafish after another appears from the depths, all the way to the most massive number one catch.
Freaks of Nature+
There are more than 14,000 freshwater fish species on the planet, each perfectly adapted to their unique environments… but some of these adaptations can yield freakish results. Zeb is on a mission to find some of the world's most bizarre freshwater beasts. From a land-walking fish that can breathe air, to one with teeth like a saber-toothed tiger, prepare to get weird with some seriously strange monster fish.
World Class Giants+
Zeb Hogan will go just about anywhere to find rare and exotic fish species, and this time he's going intercontinental. On a six-continent journey around the globe, Zeb explores secret Amazonian lagoons, crosses Africa's croc-infested Nile river and spars with bull sharks in Australia, to name a few. On the way, he encounters the fascinating fish species that call these special corners of the world home.
Did you know that some shark species can survive in freshwater as well as salt? Fish biologist Zeb Hogan travels to Australia to try and track down two of the country's dangerous river shark species - one the biggest and one the rarest.
World's Biggest Sting Ray+
If reports are true, two species of River Rays could be the world's biggest freshwater fish. The giant stingrays of Thailand and the whiprays of Australia are rumored to grow up to 16 feet and 1,300 pounds.
Fish biologist Zeb Hogan travels to the Brazilian Amazon to catch electric eels and discover if bigger electric eels really do have bigger electric shocks.
Zeb is in search of a fish with a terrifying reputation. Wolf fish, known locally as haimara, can reach one-meter in length, weigh as much as 88 pounds and are a species said to be a brutal hunter-of animals and reportedly even humans.
Dubbed 'Frankenfish, the snakehead is a trophy fish in Thailand that looks more like a snake than a fish. They are ferocious predators, rumored to be able to walk on land, breathe air and attack humans and they've recently spread to the waters of the US. Zeb Hogan travels across Florida and Thailand on a mission to find out if these rumors about the snakehead are true.
The Tarpon King+
Deep in the rainforest of Nicaragua, Zeb Hogan is on a mission to track down a powerful predator- the giant tarpon. Tarpon are usually found in the sea, but there are stories of 300-pound giants lurking here - in the largest lake in Central America - and a secluded jungle river that could hold the biggest monster of them all.
The Pacific Northwest is known for things that are BIG. But Zeb Hogan is looking for the green sturgeon - a monster fish that can grow up to seven feet long, live up to 70 years, and has been on Earth since the days of the dinosaurs. Zeb joins up with biologists, angling guides, and tribal fishermen to find out.
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. Rumors of big sharks in fresh water, far from the ocean, lead to a suspect- bull sharks.
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 characters only found in the Dirty South to see if there really is any truth to this epic urban legend.
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 influence a multitude of industries and cultures. The various runs of salmon species are vital to the region's economy and lifestyle
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
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 lives in just three Southeast Asia's 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 and aquatic biologist, Zeb Hogan travels to Thailand and Cambodia where carp are revered and valued but also endangered
They're fish that fly. They are carp from Asia now popping up in America's waterways like zombie attackers from a B-movie. They can jump 10 feet in the air at the sound of a boat motor, turning a day on the water into a boxing match. Bighead and silver carp were first imported into the U-S in the early 1970s. They soon escaped. Now they are in almost half the American states and are on the march toward Canada. Aquatic Ecologist Zeb Hogan is literally dodging flying fish as he tries to discover why these invaders are taking over and if there's anything we can do to stop them.
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. In his quest to save the world's big fish, aquatic ecologist Zeb Hogan has wrangled some of the biggest freshwater fish in the world. In this episode, we follow him as he goes in search of one of North America's toothiest and most misunderstood monster fish: the alligator gar. These bizarre creatures reach lengths of 10 feet and have a mouthful of razor-sharp teeth. They've disappeared from their former northern ranges, and are now disappearing from...
Aquatic ecologist Dr. Zeb Hogan teams up with kayaking expert Trip Jennings and a team of Brazilian scientists to tackle the Rio Roosevelt in western Brazil. They'll battle the river's deadly rapids in an effort to complete a comprehensive survey of one of the Amazon's most remote jungle rivers, and discover what monster fish are lurking beneath the surface of this 400 mile-long river. Pressures like logging and dams are believed to be destroying critical fish habitat throughout the region. His journey is an important look at what might be lost if these pressures reach the pristine Rio Roosevelt.
Fish biologist and conservation expert, Zeb Hogan, travels to Thailand on a mission to uncover why this country is home to so many giant freshwater fish species.12 On the surface this tropical paradise would seem like a fish haven, but trouble is brewing. The conditions in Thailand are so perfect that it is enticing breeders to raise foreign species3, and here they are able to thrive, grow and breed on their own. This could mean trouble for Thailands native fish… and its not the only thing that is causing their decline. To get the answers to his mission Zeb travels across Thailand to identify as many of the countrys monster fish species as possible,...
Fish biologist and conservationist Dr. Zeb Hogan travels to Khone Falls in Laos in search of the ultimate fish superhighway. Here, at one of the world's largest waterfalls, Zeb hopes to see which channels giant fish use to migrate upriver to their spawning grounds. Zeb's mission is urgent; dozens of dams are scheduled to be built along this river and this could affect fish migrations. To help find these channels Zeb enlists the assistance of Trip Jennings, a National Geographic Young Explorer, and his team of world-class kayakers. They will run some of the world's most dangerous whitewater2 to map the river bottom - something no one has ever done...
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. Biologists fear this voracious predator could be destroying the local ecosystem. Teaming up with local fishing guides and scientists, Zeb investigates why this beast has flourished in Spain's Ebro River and if indigenous species have declined as a result. Zeb also makes a stop in Germany, where he meets the man claiming responsibility for smuggling and releasing the invasive into Spain. Before his mission is complete, Zeb has just one last thing to do: catch one of these monsters himself.
There are fish, …and then there are FISH. Lurking in the murky depths of the worlds great waterways are bizarre giantsspecimens of such enormous proportion and odd appearance they boggle the mind. In his quest to save the worlds big fish, aquatic ecologist Zeb Hogan has wrangled some of the biggest freshwater fish in the world. In this episode, we follow Zeb as he goes in search of Africas biggest freshwater fish1: the Nile perch. These voracious monsterfish can reach six feet and grow to over 400 pounds2. Zeb will come face to face with this giant in its watery home, as it competes with 15-foot crocs3 and giant catfish4 as one of Africas top...
Aquatic ecologist Dr. Zeb Hogan travels to the midwestern United States in search of the paddlefish, one of the largest and oldest freshwater fish species on the planet. They once teemed throughout the Mississippi and Missouri River systems, but over the past century, habitat modification and over-harvest have caused populations to plummet. Dr. Hogan teams up with a collection of biologists and conservation officers to better understand what challenges paddlefish face today and what is being done to combat their decline.
Aquatic ecologist Dr Zeb Hogan is on a mission in the Indian Himalayas to investigate disturbing reports of a mammoth sized catfish called a Goonch - accused of stalking, attacking and killing people. (This is OK- I've seen this elsewhere, but any Discovery site is not good.) Zeb enlists the help of local guide and conservationist Vinay Badola, and together they head out to investigate the crime scenes along the Kali River. They'll raft through treacherous white water in an area known by locals as 'the Lost Country', where they meet with eye witnesses who give them detailed accounts of the attacks. Zeb then travels to the Ramganga River, the perfect...
Fish biologist Dr. Zeb Hogan travels to one of the world's most wild and remote locations: Kamchatka, in Russia's Far East, a place home to a mass migration of millions of salmon. It's this isolation that created one of the world's last truly wild salmon sanctuaries and with an incredible 14000 of the most remote and pristine rivers on Earth, it's not surprising that this is the perfect salmon habitat. Zeb wants to explore why there are so many salmon here. To do so he will have to find as many species as he can, test the water conditions, meet the locals and uncover some of the looming threats salmon could begin to face if this special place...
King of The Outback+
Fish biologist Dr. Zeb Hogan travels to the Australian outback and comes face to face with five giant predators battling to survive the harsh climate of the Northern Territory. For five months of the year, giant stingray, sawfish, bull sharks and freshwater and saltwater crocodiles become trapped in dry season waterholes, where limited food supplies mean it's an all-out war to determine who comes out on top. Zeb teams up with local biologists to catch these giants and find out how they have adapted to survive and which species rules these pools.
Dr. Zeb Hogan travels to the South Pacific in search of the largest long finned eels in the world - the New Zealand long finned and the giant mottled eel - and discovers what might be contributing to their demise.
Danger Down Under+
Dr. Zeb Hogan travels down under to find an aquatic Australian icon - the Murray Cod - and to uncover why it has virtually disappeared from its namesake waterway - the Murray River. The race is on as scientists, conservationists and anglers join forces to keep these legendary monster fish alive.
Zeb Hogan searches for monster fish with the worst reputations to find out if they live up to the bad hype. He's going to the source to find out if these fish really are the monsters they seem.
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. These amazing monsters are nearing extinction but here in Northern Australia is a stronghold of this elusive fish.
Zeb Hogan seeks the help of local anglers and guides to find huge freshwater fish around the world. He applies the knowledge and techniques of fishing experts to catch giants of legend.
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. In his quest to save the world's big fish, aquatic ecologist Zeb Hogan has wrangled some of the biggest freshwater fish in the world. In this episode, we follow him as he goes in search of the biggest and oldest of North America's river monsters: the White Sturgeon.