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I caught a fantastic show last night on the Discovery Channel called Amazon Abyss: http://shopping.discovery.com/stores...atalogId=10000

The crux behind the show is that a team of researchers is trying to see if there is life in one of the deepest areas of the Rio Negro (over 300 ft. in depth)...but throughout the show they go into smaller streams and tributaries, forest pools, etc. and shoot footage and collect fish, looking for new species. There is some SUPERB footage of many species of fish in the wild (cardinals, angels, catfish, snakeheads, etc.) and great shots of true Amazonian underwater habitat. Anyway, I thought I would pass it along for those interested...

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yeah, but no snake heads to be seen. they arent a south american specie...they are asian

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Oops...I meant pike cichlids.

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I saw this too last night. It was so neat to see cardinals and angels in the wild. The cichlids defending their fry from the divers was really cool too, but the coolest thing had to be those catfish that eat their prey from the inside out. Too cool.
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but the coolest thing had to be those catfish that eat their prey from the inside out. Too cool.
Yes that was very interesting they pulled up the bait from 100+ feet and still eating
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i saw this a couple of months ago. i even downloaded it to rewatch it. There's a part in teh show where they show a huge pleco anyone saw that one? its freakin huge!
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I gotta see this.
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I like it. A great documentary from one of my favorite channels. Although, like most documentaries, it was a little dramatic and contrived.

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Yea i wish they would of found that Na jeural (Sp) catifsh that has be said to take under fishermen adn drown them. But the other Catfish and Pleco's they found were amazing. I have it recorded on my DVR.

i also recomend a national Geographic one called "jewel of the rift lakes" Its a documentry on all of Lake tang, and some of lake malwai. If you thought hte cichlids in the river were amazing watch this one and just be amazed about how many there are in a 5foot area

I thought the best part was when they were lookin for the candura fish (that one that um goes into a mans ya know)
and they pulled up the net with TONS of what looked liek green spooted or figure 8 puffers on them. Not sure what kind and i thought. My fish store has those for liek 20bucks or so and he just caught 100of them in 4min
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I saw this a few months back, and all around, I was disappointed. Some of the side stories were interesting, especially the one about the worm fish (?) that lives underground in leaf litter from one rainy season to the next. But all around, I didn't think much of it. Most of the underwater filming was so dark and murky that it was hardly worth watching. And the main premise of the show was to see if anything new and weird was living in the deepest parts of the river. Well, when they finally got down there, they discovered... a fish already known to science! Shocking! Amazing! Boring! And to make it worse, they kept making a big deal out of how ferocious they were. Yeah, except they were like 8 inches long. Not going to keep me up at night. That and I get tired of the same old storyline on every darned documentary: racing against the clock, one setback after another, finally they get to ______, and the results are inconclusive! INCONCLUSIVE!!!

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Equator: Rivers of the Sun

This is a Discovery HD program called "The Equator: Rivers of the Sun". This has excellent footage of different fish in the Amazon: Discus, Snakeheads, Arrowana, and various other fish I've never seen.

You neet a bit torrent client in order to download this...

http://www.mvgroup.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=9895
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yeah the equator about the amazon was really cool. but it sucks cause they stopped shooting the show and its no longer on. they did lots of neat stuff with lots of fish but the amazon was the best

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