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Front Page - Friday, September 16, 2016

‘Monster Fish’ coming to River Place

Super-sized National Geographic exhibition is coming to Chattanooga

Dr. Zeb Hogan with a Giant Eurasian Trout, or Taimen, on the Uur River in Northern Mongolia. - Photo by Brant Allen

“Monster Fish: In Search of the Last River Giants,” a National Geographic exhibition, will open Saturday, Oct. 1 in the River Place building, located in Aquarium Plaza and the former site of the Chattanooga History Center.

Dr. Zeb Hogan, aquatic ecologist and National Geographic Fellow, has taken millions of viewers on his global expeditions during each episode of “Monster Fish” on Nat Geo WILD. This new travelling exhibit is based on the TV show, and showcases life-sized sculptures, hands-on interactive exhibits, and videos from the field.

Hogan has been to Chattanooga on several occasions. He helped forge a relationship between the Aquarium and National Geographic to launch the “River Giants” exhibit. And shortly after that, Hogan returned to film portions of a “Monster Fish” episode about the legendary stories surrounding Blue Catfish.

The “Monster Fish” exhibit will be in Chattanooga through the beginning of March, and will be free with an Aquarium membership or Aquarium general admission.

Source: Tennessee Aquarium