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River Monsters is a Nature Documentary Series starring and narrated by Jeremy Wade. The series was created by Icon Films, a British film company. River Monsters can be seen regularly on Animal Planet, but has also been featured on the Discovery Channel. River Monsters depicts Jeremy Wade, a fish expert and biologist, who travels the world in search of rare and legendary sea creatures. Wade's objective throughout the series is to learn about and understand local sea legend. Once Wade has soaked up local folklore and angler culture, he boards his boat and sets out in search of these infamous fish. Wade searches native waters and attempts to prove or disprove the existence of these local water oddities. Audiences watch Wade as he experiences both successful and failed capture attempts. This documentary series travels with Wade through his mistakes, and shows how he persistently tries again and again discovering new ways to lure these rare monster fish.

Each episode focuses on Wade, searching to uncover the mystery of a specific type of sea creature. Whether Wade is focused on giant piranha, alligator gar, or bull sharks, Wade tracks these great creatures down in order to better understand their habits. Wade studies the eating, mating, and other natural habits of river monsters. He studies these water rarities and learns about the characteristics which make them so hard to find in open water. Wade brings his findings and research to local fishermen, educating them on the existence of their local legends, and showing them proof that river monsters truly do exist!

Sunday 10:00 PM et/pt on Animal Planet
8 Seasons, 85 Episodes - Canceled
April 5, 2009
Animals, Documentary & Biography
8.2/10
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River Monsters Full Episode Guide

  • Jeremy Wade goes on a journey to discover the one, true, legendary sea serpent; aftershow to follow.

  • Six men vanish in the waters of Northern Australia; including an after-show.

  • Reports of a creature terrorizing the Florida Keys; aftershow to follow.

  • A 2 min.-long advanced sneak peek of the new upcoming 8th Season of River Monsters that will air on 7 April 2016 at 9 PM, EST.

  • Jeremy Wade ventures into the open ocean. Watch as the crew faces dangerous seas, deep-water dives, dangerous creatures and extreme challenges.

  • Jeremy Wade investigates claims of a deep water serial killer in Mexico's ‘Sea of Cortez.' He steps out of his comfort zone of fresh water and into unchartered depths in search of the red devil.

  • Jeremy Wade has hunted down freshwater killers for 30 years, but those waters are infested with darker, deadlier creatures - parasites.

  • Jeremy travels to the Bahamas after hearing tales of swimmers being ripped from the surface of blue holes surrounding THE PARADISE island. The locals attribute the tragic disappearances to the legendary Lusca monster and it's up to Jeremy to unravel the myth of this horrifying hybrid MONSTER FISH by diving deep into its underwater lair.

  • Wade revisits some of his previous adventures and investigates the spiritual and mythological events behind them.

  • Jeremy Wade investigates reports of a creature terrorizing the Florida Keys that is so violent it slices through flesh and breaks bones.

  • When six men disappear in the remote waters of northern Australia, Jeremy Wade investigates the scene - taking on some of the deadliest animals on the planet in his search for a suspect.

  • Jeremy Wade searches for the real creature behind the enduring legend of the sea serpent - starting with a violent attack in the English Channel, and culminating in the dark depths of the Mediterranean Sea.

  • In this epic two-hour extended Director's Cut, freshwater detective Jeremy Wade embarks on a mission to uncover horrifying killers from the depths of time. Jeremy goes on a quest to unveil the most terrifying River Monsters that have ever lived.

  • In this Monster-Sized special, Jeremy looks back on his mission to Botswana to investigate a pack-hunting carnivore blamed for mauling the victims of a capsized boat. This time, Jeremy decides to put on his dive gear and offer himself as live bait.

  • In this Monster-Sized special, Jeremy reflects on his quest through Fiji battling tropical storms and thick jungles in search of a predator attacking the locals. It's unclear if there are multiple predators or a single killer lurking in the waters.

  • In this Monster-Sized special, Jeremy re-investigates the mysterious disappearances of fishermen in Alaska's remote and unforgiving wilderness.

  • Jeremy reflects on his encounters with record-breaking sharks and a super-sized Congo tiger-fish in African waters.

  • Jeremy reflects on his favorite moments from past seasons, including the time he was taken to his breaking point in his attempts to catch this man-sized killer in Central America.

  • Jeremy navigates through Europe in search of a an aggressive predator of man-eating proportions.

  • Jeremy Wade takes on one of the largest fresh water systems on earth - the Okavango Delta in Botswana.

  • Jeremy Wade searches for a Fijian killer of local folklore.

  • For years fishermen have been vanishing in Alaska's remote and unforgiving wilderness - their deaths unseen, their bodies never found. For freshwater detective Jeremy Wade, a recent fatal incident sends him on a search for possible suspects.

  • Jeremy studies fossils and uses CGI to re-create aquatic predators from prehistory.

  • A disturbing report from Southeast Asia, of something in the water that's sliced cleanly through a young man's testicle, is enough to lure freshwater detective Jeremy Wade to the shores of the Mekong - a river long renowned for its monstrous fish.

  • In Canada's wilderness, stories of a twenty-foot lake monster that attacks humans are spread around.

  • Preview of the new upcoming season 7 of River Monsters.

Most Popular River Monsters Episodes

  • Season 5 Episode 12 Legend of Loch Ness 5/27/2013
  • Season 4 Episode 5 Russian Killer 5/06/2012
  • Season 8 Episode 5 Terror in Paradise 5/05/2016
  • Season 8 Episode 103 Monster-Sized Special: Deep Sea Demon 5/30/2016

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River Monsters Video Clips & Extras

Jeremy to His Physical Limits Diving in Open Water Clip (02:10) The River Monsters Crew Cant Find Their Sea Legs Clip (01:37) Devil of the Deep - Tight Quarters and Seasickness in Peru Clip (01:47) Devil of the Deep - How to Catch a Humboldt Squid Clip (02:01) Jeremy Plays Tug of War with a Striped Marlin Clip (02:33) What Does Tagging Tell Us About Shark Behavior? Clip (03:12) Are Microscopic Monsters Inside Jeremy? Clip (02:53) Are Microscopic River Monsters Inside Jeremy? Clip (02:54)