Celebrity explorer comes across huge river monster while filming documentary

19 March 2015 / 1 year 7 months ago

While filming for a new discovery show, explorer Jeff Corwin made a discovery of a life time.

According to The Chive, his team of fishermen caught a 350 kg stingray in Thailand.

Said Jeff Corwin on his Facebook:

"WORLD RECORD! I (and the Ocean Mysteries team) are so excited! Turns out this giant freshwater stingray maybe a world record for the largest freshwater fish ever captured!

"It measured over 14 ft long and over 8 ft wide! I will let you know the final results! FYI, this stingray was captured with the world's leading specialist on these animals Dr Nantarika Chansue, the information from her study is solely for conservation, and as you can see in the picture this is the moment of release, the animal is doing well and thriving.

"The entire story will be featured in a future episode of Ocean Mysteries on ABC.

"Cheers from Thailand, Jeff."

Take a look at the stingray in the gallery below. 
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