Tag archives for NGC

Comin’ in Hot: Catch of the Week | Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks

Two Southern captains face off in the battle of the bluefin tuna, while one Northern boat hauls in the biggest fish of the season in North Carolina’s Outer Banks. Captain TJ Ott and the crew of Hot Tuna steam out of Wanchese Harbor before dawn hoping to hook up to a monster tuna. With only…

TONIGHT: Follow Ivory’s Bloody Trail to the Doorsteps of Africa’s Most Notorious Militias

Ivory poaching. The broad strokes of this tragedy are well known: in the last three years, upwards of 100,000 African elephants have been slaughtered for their tusks. If this death rate continues, the entire species will be extinct within the next two decades. But the carnage doesn’t end with the elephants. In a worldwide exclusive,…

Fishin’ Frenzy Strikes Again: Catch of the Week | Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks

In North Carolina’s bluefin tuna fleet, family is at the forefront of the fight to fish hard and make money, and one crew member faces a family emergency unfolding on land that tests his resolve on the water. While the Fishin’ Frenzy has enjoyed a successful season so far, the boat remains a close second…

There’s No Turning Back| Hook, Line, & Sinker

Eleven days into North Carolina’s Bluefin tuna season, treacherous winter weather in the Outer Banks fishing grounds forces captains to their limits. Southern boat, Reels of Fortune, holds a meager lead over last year’s local champion, Fishin’ Frenzy, while Northern boat, Hard Merchandise and local all-female team Reel Action have yet to catch a fish.…

Exposing the Illegal International Ivory Trade on World Elephant Day

After a five-year hiatus, National Geographic Channel, in conjunction with National Geographic magazine and National Geographic Studios, relaunches the critically acclaimed documentary series Explorer as a monthly series this August. The series opener, Explorer: Warlords of Ivory, premieres Sunday, Aug. 30, at 8/7c, taking an in-depth look at the devastating effects of the global illegal…

Let’s Cause An Uproar: Happy World Lion Day!

In honor of World Lion Day, Nat Geo WILD is shedding light on the decline of big cats worldwide with a full day of big cat programming. As the king of the jungle, these vital apex predators maintain balance in the circle of animal life but over the last 75 years, Africa’s lion population has declined…

It’s a Double on Deck! | Hook, Line, & Sinker

Each week, some boats hook a big one, some have a lot on the line, while others are sinking in the season.  This week, two North Carolina fishing veterans battle each other for top spot of the Outer Banks’ bluefin tuna fleet, and while one northern captain tries to improve southern relations, another captain banks…

Calling All Elephant Lovers! Announcing the #RallytheHerd PSA Contest

Nat Geo WILD, the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival, and the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) have partnered up and launched the Rally the Herd public service announcement contest, to raise awareness to the plight of the African elephant.  Poachers kill as many as 35,000 elephants each year in Africa, and other threats such as habitat…

The Doghouse is Back in the Game | Hook, Line & Sinker

A greenhorn struggles to prove himself to his father, while the rest of the fleet battle the elements, boat misfortunes and each other to stay afloat. With the clock of the season ticking away, the pressure is on for the Northern and Southern boats to haul or bawl. Hook Fishin’ Frenzy is coming in hot…

Boats Over Troubled Waters

Captain Charlie Griffin of Reels of Fortune has the top earning of the fleet, but is not immune to the troubled waters our fishermen seem to have found themselves in. After hitting the Oregon Inlet’s infamous Bonner Bridge, a $10,000 repair bill has left him struggling to break even. Meanwhile Dave Marciano, who also had a…