History YMMV / RiverMonsters

29th Dec '16 3:50:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* IronWoobie | StoicWoobie: The Sawfish. Not only is it really just a [[GentleGiant gentle giant]] (to us, not to its prey), but it's been nearly fished to extinction (and almost always ''just'' for its {{badass}} titular [[NaturalWeapon Natural Weapon]]). As a result, it's nearly extinct from everywhere in the world but Australia. The one Jeremy caught was covered with crocodile and shark attack wounds, because this juvenile was farther downstream towards the harsh, often brackish environment of the lower river, because humans have forced it there by blocking its way upstream thanks to climate change. HumansAreBastards, indeed.

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* IronWoobie | StoicWoobie: The Sawfish. Not only is it really just a [[GentleGiant gentle giant]] (to us, not to its prey), but it's been nearly fished to extinction (and almost always ''just'' for its {{badass}} badass titular [[NaturalWeapon Natural Weapon]]). As a result, it's nearly extinct from everywhere in the world but Australia. The one Jeremy caught was covered with crocodile and shark attack wounds, because this juvenile was farther downstream towards the harsh, often brackish environment of the lower river, because humans have forced it there by blocking its way upstream thanks to climate change. HumansAreBastards, indeed.
25th Sep '16 6:52:06 PM chasemaddigan
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* {{Crowning Moment of Awesome}}: Many of the catches. Go [[Awesome/RiverMonster here]] for the specifics.

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* {{Crowning Moment of Awesome}}: Many of the catches. Go [[Awesome/RiverMonster [[Awesome/RiverMonsters here]] for the specifics.
25th Sep '16 6:51:46 PM chasemaddigan
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* {{Crowning Moment of Awesome}}: Many of the catches.
** The goonch catfish he caught? Largest one on record.
** The climax of the Nile Perch episode.
** The Arapaima he caught in 'Lair of Giants'? Possibly a new species.
** Jeremy waited ''25 years'' for that gigantic tigerfish. It was his moment of awesome in his entire career.

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* {{Crowning Moment of Awesome}}: Many of the catches.
** The goonch catfish he caught? Largest one on record.
** The climax of
catches. Go [[Awesome/RiverMonster here]] for the Nile Perch episode.
** The Arapaima he caught in 'Lair of Giants'? Possibly a new species.
** Jeremy waited ''25 years'' for that gigantic tigerfish. It was his moment of awesome in his entire career.
specifics.
17th Aug '16 4:40:15 PM chasemaddigan
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* {{Squick}}: Did you ''really'' need to show the footage of the candiru being removed from the man's penis?
17th Dec '15 11:45:37 AM Willbyr
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** In one episode, Jeremy travels to a Matis village in South America only to learn that the village is in the midst of a vigil for the chief's mother whom is near death from an unknown illness. The sight and sounds of the whole village mourning her imminent passing is incredibly sobering.
* WinTheCrowd: One of the few AnimalPlanet shows that will actually teach you about strange and unusual animals. It also promotes learning over fearing the unknown as well as the importance of conservation.

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** In one episode, Jeremy travels to a Matis village in South America only to learn that the village is in the midst of a vigil for the chief's mother whom is near death from an unknown illness. The sight and sounds of the whole village mourning her imminent passing is incredibly sobering.
sobering, and Jeremy himself appears to be on the verge of tears talking about it.
* WinTheCrowd: One of the few AnimalPlanet Animal Planet shows that will actually teach you about strange and unusual animals. It also promotes learning over fearing the unknown as well as the importance of conservation.
15th Jun '15 2:06:27 PM TheLaughingFist
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* WinTheCrowd: One of the few AnimalPlanet shows that will actually teach you about strange and unusual animals. It also promotes learning over fearing the unknown as well as the importance of conservation.
8th Feb '15 9:08:54 PM Bk-notburgerking
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** In a similar vein, the near extinction of the alligator gar at the hands of humans based on misunderstandings and hogwash. Nice work, Jeremy, for clearing its reputation and saving it from certain oblivion in the nick of time.
1st Feb '15 5:01:28 PM Bk-notburgerking
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** Jeremy waited ''25 years'' for that gigantic tigerfish. It was his moment of awesome in his entire career.
1st Feb '15 5:00:29 PM Bk-notburgerking
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** The baby Kaluga at the end of "Russian Killer".

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** The baby Kaluga at the end of "Russian Killer". If there is a baby, it's gigantic mothers must be out there.
1st Feb '15 4:59:40 PM Bk-notburgerking
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** This applies to almost all the river monsters Jeremy goes after, in fact. They are driven more and more into remote locations by human pressure.



** The last few minutes of the 'Russian Killer' episode are largely about how screwed the featured fish, the kaluga sturgeon, is, due to the caviar market.

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** The death of the tigerfish in the same episode. Jeremy nearly cried when he found out the fish had fatally injured itself and would probably fall victim to another tigerfish if released.
** The last few minutes of the 'Russian Killer' episode are largely about how screwed the featured fish, the kaluga sturgeon, is, due to the caviar market. Even an 2500-pound apex predator that is effectively immortal (sturgeons don't age) cannot last against the human onslaught.
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http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=YMMV.RiverMonsters