A big fish story: Exhibit highlights Zeb Hogan's 'Monster Fish' research

Dec 5, 2015

University of Nevada, Reno President Marc Johnson (left) visits with the University’s Monster Fish researcher Dr. Zeb Hogan in the KUNR studios.
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If you’ve watched National Geographic’s television show NatGeo WILD or visited the Discovery Museum in the past several weeks, you’re likely to have encountered what are called Monster Fish. Zeb Hogan, assistant research professor with the University of Nevada, Reno’s Department of Biology, has studied these fresh-water fish—the largest in the world—for nearly 20 years.  

Dr. Hogan—Zeb—was this week’s guest of University President Marc Johnson on KUNR’s Beyond the Headlines (air date 12-4-15.) They discussed Zeb’s work with National Geographic that has taken him around the world to study these rare and often threatened fish, and how that partnership along with the University’s College of Science grew to bring the new traveling exhibit from Washington, D.C., to Reno’s Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum. The exhibit, Monster Fish: In Search of the Last River Giants, runs through April 2016.  

See Zeb’s resources online and discover more about Monster Fish from the University of Nevada, Reno.

Get information about the National Geographic exhibit Monster Fish: In Search of the Last River Giants now at the Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum. (In partnership with the University of Nevada, Reno, College of Science.)  

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