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Monsters of the Nile

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Aquatic ecologist Zeb Hogan fishes for Nile perch at the base of the Murchison Falls. The waterfall once formed an impassible barrier that kept Nile fish from traveling just a few hundred kilometers upstream into Lake Victoria, the source of the Nile, but the fish were introduced into the lake in the 1950s.

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NGC follows aquatic ecologist Zeb Hogan in his search for the Nile perch - Africa's voracious monster fish that can reach six feet and grow to over 400 pounds. Zeb comes face to face with this giant aquatic predator as it competes with 15-foot crocs and giant catfish. Later, he investigates the stories he's heard that this fish - and the people who depend on it - could be in trouble.

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