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Host of National Geographic Channel’s ‘Monster fish’ visiting Carson City April 13

Nevada Appeal staff report

A University of Nevada, Reno biologist and star of National Geographic Channel’s “Monster Fish” is visiting the Brewery Arts Center on April 13 to talk about his adventures filming around the world.

Zeb Hogan’s travels have taken him from Mongolia to the Pacific Northwest, Thailand to Australia, all in an effort to find, study and protect the world’s largest freshwater fish, or megafish, which are defined as being six feet long and 200 pounds or larger.

Hogan said he has come face-to-face with some of the biggest freshwater fish, such as Thailand’s 14-foot-long freshwater stingray or Mongolia’s six-foot trout. He said he wants to bring attention to the freshwater ecosystems and their endangered inhabitants.

The biologist holds a doctoral degree in ecology from the University of California, Davis and has had a decades-long research focus on migratory fish ecology, multi-species fisheries management, the status and conservation of giant freshwater fish, endangered species issues and conservation genetics. He joined University of Nevada, Reno’s Department of Biology in 2014.

Hogan’s free presentation starts at 6 p.m. in the Performance Hall, 511 W. King St. Hogan will touch on his research for the biology department at the University of Nevada, Reno.

The presentation is sponsored by Sierra Nevada Forums. It’s free to attend, but donations are accepted.

“Monster Fish” on the National Geographic Channel is in its sixth year of production.

For more information, call 775-721-1731.