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Fish Warrior: Nile Mammoth

Nile perch are armored with large bony spines. Jakub Vâgner shows off the dorsal spines.
Vágner travels in search of the Nile perch in Kenya. This megafish can grow to about 6 feet, 440 pounds, and could be a popular export for the country, except for concerns about a potential parasite that may make the perch dangerous to eat. Vágner is called in to catch the freshwater beast for scientists to examine and determine if there is in fact a deadly parasite problem. But extreme heat, wind and sandstorms make the journey treacherous and have Vágner struggling to push on.