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Small Grants Available to Students / Young Explorers

January 25th, 2011 · No Comments

The National Geographic Society has a new program: Young Explorers Grants (YEG) offer opportunities to individuals ages 18 to 25 to pursue research, conservation, and exploration-related projects.  Please check out the website.

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Megafish Photos for Kids

January 25th, 2011 · No Comments

Hey everyone! If any of you have kids (or friends who have kids) and your children would like some photos of megafish, please have them send me a letter stating their favorite megafish (and return address to):

Dr. Zeb Hogan
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Science
KRC M.S. 186
1000 Valley Road
Reno, NV 89512, U.S.A.

And I’ll send them a set of photos!!  I’ll keep sending them until I run out!

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Freshwater Fish “Neglected But Essential”

October 24th, 2010 · No Comments

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Dams a Threat to River Fishing

October 24th, 2010 · 2 Comments

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New Documentaries Focus on the Impact of Dams in the Amazon

August 2nd, 2010 · No Comments

WWF has produced a new documentary on the Madeira River:

Please also check out the latest installment of “Monster Fish” Monday August 2, 2o10 at 10pm.  The episode “Jungle Catfish” focuses on the Rio Roosevelt and Rio Madeira. 

Dr. Zeb Hogan teams up with experts to explore a forbidding 400-mile-long river: the Rio Roosevelt. They’ll have to navigate Class V rapids, avoid potentially violent tribesmen and survive in one of the most unforgiving places on the planet. The team hopes to find giant piranhas, painted catfish and perhaps even a new species of fish unknown to science.

Read more:

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Giant Stingray, Mekong Giant Catfish Threatened by Mekong Hydropower Dams

August 2nd, 2010 · 1 Comment

 And the report can be found here:

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“Monster Fish with Zeb Hogan” Premieres July 18th 2010

July 15th, 2010 · 3 Comments

In Monster Fish, premiering with a sneak peak on Sunday, July 18, at 10 p.m. ET/PT before moving to its regular night and time, Mondays at 10 p.m. ET/PT beginning, Monday, July 19, fish biologist, conservationist and National Geographic explorer Zeb Hogan continues his five-year mission to find and research the world’s largest freshwater fish. He investigates flying fish from Asia that are invading America’s waterways like zombies in a B movie; goes in search of one of North America’s toothiest and most misunderstood monster fish, the alligator gar; and navigates Class V rapids on a quest to locate a new species in one of the most unforgiving environments on the planet.

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Megafishes Presentation at the University of Nevada - Reno on April 2!

March 31st, 2010 · No Comments

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Over 1,000 Freshwater Fish Threatened with Extinction

November 14th, 2009 · 1 Comment

The World Conservation Union recently announced that over 1,000 freshwater fish are threatened with extinction:

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Monster Fish of Australia airs at 7pm and 10pm Monday October 19th on the National Geographic Channel

October 18th, 2009 · 1 Comment

The freshwater sawfish is featured on the first of two new Megafish shows this month on the National Geographic Channel.  The first show, “Monster Fish of Australia”, premieres Monday, Oct. 19.  The freshwater sawfish, Pristis microdon, can grow to 23 feet long. It has a long, flat snout and from 14 to 22 razor sharp “teeth” on the outside of the snout.  Some say it looks like a cross between a shark, a stingray and a chainsaw.  Together with local scientists, Dr. Zeb Hogan takes a dangerous journey 150 miles up the Fitzroy River, encountering saltwater crocodiles, bull sharks and giant stingrays along the way, as they seek to tag, study, and protect this endangered and bizarre-looking predator.

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