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Logo: Fifth Ground Entertainment.

In animation, a sign with the name of the show falls in the water.

The name of the show reads "Leo's Fish Heads."

A clip shows a group of friends fishing.

Leo, an animated fish says WE ARE THE FISHHEADS
EXPLORER CLUB,
SAYAT, CHRISTIAN,
AND ME, LEO.

Sayat is around 12. She has long curly brown hair in a high ponytail and wears a pink sweater, a neon green life jacket, gloves, and a cream cap hat.

Christian is around 12, with short straight light brown hair and wears an orange jacket, a blue life jacket, and rubber gloves.

Leo says TOGETHER, WE'RE GETTING WET
AND MUCKY
WORKING WITH EXPERTS AND
HELPING OUR AQUATIC FRIENDS.

A caption reads "TVO Kids presents: Fish Heads explorer club."

Leo says EACH DAY WE'RE ON A NEW MISSION
EXPLORING WHAT'S GOING ON
ALONG THE SHORELINES
AND UNDER THE WAVES.
SPLISH, SPLASH, GRAB YOUR BOOTS
AND YOU CAN BE A FISHHEAD TOO.

(WATER BURBLES)

Leo says FEE-FI-FO-FUM,
LOOK OUT GIANTS HERE WE COME!

The fish finder shows images of a lake sturgeon.

Leo says THE LAKE STURGEON
ARE AT THE TOP OF OUR FISH
FINDER LIST TODAY.
THESE GENTLE GIANTS
HAVE BEEN AROUND
SINCE THE TIME
OF THE DINOSAURS,
BUT UNFORTUNATELY,
THEY'VE HAD SOME HARD TIMES.
BACK IN PIONEER TIMES,
PEOPLE LOVED EATING CAVIAR,
WHICH IS FISH EGGS,
AND STURGEON EGGS WERE
THE YUMMIEST OF THE BUNCH.
LOTS OF PEOPLE EATING
STURGEON EGGS
MEANT A LOT LESS STURGEON.
BUT THE GOOD NEWS IS PEOPLE
ARE WORKING
TO MAKE LIFE BETTER
FOR THE GENTLE GIANTS.
THE FISHHEADS ARE GOING
TO HELP THE MONITORING TEAM.
SAYAT IS HELPING DAN PULL
IN THE NETS
TO BRING BACK THE STURGEON.
CHRISTIAN IS WORKING WITH ANDY
TO GET THE RESEARCH STATION
SET UP SO,
WE CAN TAKE A CLOSER LOOK
AT OUR THREATENED PALS.
HOP TO IT FISHHEADS,
THERE'S LOTS TO DO.

Christian and Sayat do their special handshake and say FISHHEADS!

A caption reads "Dan Gibson. Ontario Power Generation. Senior environmental specialist."

Dan is in his thirties, with short brown hair and wears a black T-shirt, fisherman's overall, a life jacket, and a cap hat.

He says NICE TO SEE YOU.

Sayat says HIGH FIN.

Dan says HIGH FIN. I HEARD THE
FISHHEADS WERE COMING.
PUT YOUR LIFE JACKET ON.

Sayat says OKAY. I'M ALL SET.

Dan says ALRIGHT, HERE WE GO.

She gets on the fishing boat.

(music plays)

Dan says WE'RE DOWNSTREAM OF OUR
HYDRO ELECTRIC STATION.

(WHISTLE BLOWS)

Leo says SAFETY CHECK!
A HYDRO ELECTRIC STATION
IS ALSO KNOWN AS A DAM
AND IT CONTROLS THE FLOW
OF WATER ON THE RIVERS
TO MAKE ELECTRICITY.
THESE ARE INTERESTING
TO SEE BUT STAY WELL AWAY.
SWIMMING, BOATING,
OR FISHING NEAR THEM
IS A BIG FISHHEAD NO-NO.
THE WATER FLOW AND LEVELS CAN
CHANGE OFTEN THROUGHOUT THE DAY
SO YOU CAN QUICKLY
GET INTO TROUBLE.
SO ADMIRE THESE IMPRESSIVE
STRUCTURES FROM A DISTANCE.

Dan says AND NOW WE'RE GONNA BE
CHECKING OUR,
OUR GILL NETS AND OUR FLOATS,

Sayat says THAT'S COOL.

Dan says AND DOWN THERE HOPEFULLY
WAITING FOR US
ARE A COUPLE OF STURGEON.
TODAY SPECIFICALLY,
WE'RE LOOKING FOR JUVENILES.

Sayat says JUVENILES AS IN YOUNG FISH.
THEY'RE NOT ADULTS OR BABIES,
THEY'RE IN THE MIDDLE,
LIKE TEENAGERS.

Dan says THAT'S RIGHT, BOY
YOU KNOW A LOT ABOUT FISH.

Now a clip shows Christian with Andy by the shore.

The caption changes to "Andy Narezny. Ontario Power Generation. Environmental technician."

Andy is in his forties, with short gray hair and a goatee. He wears jeans, a black T-shirt and a hard hat.

Andy says SO BACK IN 2012,
OPG CREATED A SHOAL
FOR THE LAKE STURGEON.

Christian says A SHOAL IS A ROCKY AREA WHERE
FISH COME TO LAY THEIR EGGS.

Andy says THAT'S RIGHT.
SO THE EGGS WILL FALL INTO THE
SPACES IN BETWEEN THE ROCKS,
THAT'S THE WHOLE STUDY
THAT WE'RE DOING HERE.
WE WANNA SEE IF OUR EFFORTS
WITH THE ROCK,
HELPING TO PRODUCE MORE YOUNG
STURGEON.

(music plays)

Christian helps Andy unload some boxes from a pick-up truck.

Andy opens one of the boxes and says THESE ENVELOPES CONTAIN
ALL THE PIT TAGS
WE'LL BE USING TODAY SO THEY'RE
ALL PRE-NUMBERED READY TO GO.
DO YOU KNOW WHAT A PIT TAG IS?

The caption changes to "Passive integrated transponder."

Christian says I GOT THIS.
IT'S A MICROCHIP THAT CONTAINS
INFORMATION
SO WHEN WE CATCH A FISH WE
COULD SEE IF IT HAS A PIT TAG
AND SCAN IT FOR INFORMATION.

Andy says EXACTLY, AND THIS READER HERE
WILL TELL US
WHAT THE PIT TAG NUMBER IS
FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL FISH.

Christian says THAT'S AWESOME.

Andy says WE'LL INJECT IT JUST UNDER
THE SKIN OF THE FISH,
IT WON'T BOTHER THEM AT ALL.
LET'S SEE IF WE CAN READ IT.

Andy scans the tag.
(BEEPS)

Christian says OH LOOK, IT'S A NUMBER.

Andy says DOES IT MATCH THE NUMBER
ON THE ENVELOPE?

Christian says IT DOES.

Andy says EXCELLENT.

Christian says SO IS THAT ALL WE NEED?

Andy says NO, WE NEED A FEW MORE
THINGS.
WE NEED THE LAKE STURGEON.

Christian chuckles and says C'MON.

Andy says CAN YOU DO THE STURGEON
DANCE?
ONE OF THOSE, IS THAT A
STURGEON ON THE BOTTOM?

The caption changes to "Sayat's fish tales."

Sitting on a chair, Sayat tells a story and says TODAY'S FISHTALE.
FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS THE
GREAT LAKES INDIGENOUS PEOPLE
HAVE CONSIDERED STURGEON
TO BE ROYALTY.
EVERY PART OF THE STURGEON
WAS USED.
THE MEAT WAS EATEN,
THE SKIN WAS DRIED
FOR LEATHER CLOTHING,
THE BONES WERE USED
FOR SEWING NEEDLES,
AND THE FISH OILS TAKEN
AS MEDICINE.
THERE'S EVEN A STURGEON CLAN
WITHIN THE OJIBWA COMMUNITY
WHO ARE HONORED AS GREAT
LEADERS AND TEACHERS.
THE STURGEON ARE KNOWN
AS THE KING OF FISHES.
WE ARE SO LUCKY TO SHARE THE
WATERS WITH THESE ROYAL FISH.
THE END.

Back in the water, a man on the boat says COMING UP TO THE BUOYS.

Dan says YEAH.

Sayat says WHAT IS A BUOY?

The caption changes to "Buoy: used in the water to mark and important spot."

Dan says A BUOY IS JUST OFF HERE
IN THE DISTANCE,
IT MARKS WHERE OUR NET IS.

Sayat says SO GILL NETS CAN CATCH LAKE
STURGEON
WITHOUT CAUSING ANY HARM?

Dan says THEY'RE, THEY'RE PRETTY GOOD.

Leo says THEY'RE CALLED A GILL NET
BECAUSE IT SNAGS US
BY OUR GILLS.
IT DOESN'T HURT,
BUT IT'S JUST KIND OF ANNOYING.

Dan says SO OUR GILL NETS HAVE
DIFFERENT SIZED PANELS, SAYAT.

Sayat says REALLY?

Dan says YEAH, FOR DIFFERENT SIZED
FISH.

Sayat says CAN I HELP?

Dan says OF COURSE YOU CAN.
GRAB THAT BUOY.

Sayat says OKAY.

Dan says JUST HEAD DOWN OFF
THE FRONT DECK THERE
AND START ROLLING THE ROPE
AROUND THE FLOAT.
THAT KEEPS IT FROM GETTING
IN OUR FEET.
OH, AND THERE'S ONE.

Sayat says WHOA!
OH IS THAT THE JUVENILE?

Dan says THAT IS A JUVENILE.

Sayat says OH, IT'S SO CUTE.

Dan says HERE'S A FOUR OR FIVE YEAR
OLD STURGEON FOR YOU.

Sayat says OH SO HE'S YOUNGER THAN ME.

Dan says OF COURSE HE IS, YEAH.
YOU CAN SEE HERE HE'S GOT
A NICE SHARP SNOUT
AND WITH BARBELS UNDERNEATH
HIS NOSE.

Sayat says YEAH.

Dan says FOR SENSING,
FOR SENSING HIS FOOD
ON THE BOTTOM.
AND THESE SHARP SCUTES ARE WHAT
PROTECT HIM FROM PREDATORS
IN HIS EARLY LIFE.
BUT AS THEY GET OLDER,
THEY'LL START REABSORBING THESE
'CAUSE THEY DON'T HAVE
ANY NATURAL PREDATORS,
EXCEPT FOR HUMANS OF COURSE.
THE REASON WHY WE'RE LOOKING
FOR JUVENILES
IS BECAUSE IT TELLS US
HOW THE POPULATION'S DOING.

Sayat says OH.

Dan says IT'S GOOD TO SEE YOUNG FISH
COMING UP INTO THE SYSTEM.
WE WANNA HAVE THESE FISH
GROW UP
TO BE AS BIG AS THE BIG FISH.

Sayat says AND THEY CAN HAVE SOME
BABIES.

Dan says THAT'S RIGHT.
SO THAT'S WHAT YOU CALL
A HETEROCERCAL TAIL,
SIMILAR TO A SHARK.

Sayat says SO HOW DO THEY SWIM,
SIDEWAYS OR UP AND DOWN?

Dan says THEY'LL, WELL HE'S VERY
FLEXIBLE AND HE'LL SWIM,
HE'LL SWIM WITH, MOSTLY
WITH HIS TAIL,
BUT HIS HEAD IS HIS LEADING
DIRECTION.
SO HIS HEAD WILL BE ROUTING
IN THE GROUND
AND HIS TAIL IS NICE AND SHARP.

Sayat says YEAH.

Dan says YOU'RE GONNA GET A LITTLE BIT
WET HERE.

Sayat says OKAY.

Dan says OKAY, DON'T CHEAT.

Sayat says I'M NOT CHEATING.

Dan says ARE YOU READY, SAYAT?

Sayat says YES.

Dan says ALRIGHT, HERE WE GO.
YOU SAW THE BABIES.

Sayat says OH YEAH.

He gets a big fish and says NOW YOU'RE GONNA SEE
THE ADULTS.

Sayat says WHOA!
OH MY GOD. THE SPIKES ARE GONE.

Dan says THAT'S WHAT WE'RE GOING AFTER.
THAT'S RIGHT, YOU CAN SEE THAT,
ALL THE SPIKES ARE GONE.
STILL SAME NOSE AND SAME
BARBELS UNDERNEATH
FOR SENSING ITS FOOD.

Sayat says YEAH.

Dan says BUT THESE FISH ARE DINOSAURS.

Sayat says SO WHAT DO THEY EAT?

Dan says THEY'LL BE DOWN AT THE BOTTOM
AND THEY'LL EAT MUSSELS
AND CLAMS AND, AND
INVERTEBRATES AND BUGS.

Sayat says WOW.

Dan says WANNA GIVE HER A KISS?

Sayat says OH NO.

They laugh.

Now a caption reads "Fish talk with Leo."

Leo says FUN FACT:
THESE GIANT BEAUTIES
DON'T HAVE ANY TEETH.
THEY SWIM ALONG THE BOTTOM
AND THEIR BARBELS, OR WHISKERS,
ACT AS A SNACK DETECTOR.
WHEN THEY FIND A TASTY TREAT
LIKE A MUSSEL OR A CRAYFISH,
THEIR MOUTH WILL SUCK IT IN
AND THEIR POWERFUL JAWS
WILL BREAK IT UP
BEFORE SENDING IT
TO THEIR TUMMY.
ANY EXTRA HARD BITS
ARE SPIT OUT OF THEIR GILLS.
I'D SAY THAT MAKES THEM
SUPER SNACKERS!

On the shore, Christian says HEY, I THINK THAT'S OUR BOAT.
CATCH ANYTHING?

Sayat says YEAH, WE GOT THREE LAKE
STURGEON, ONE, TWO, JUVENILES
AND ONE ADULT. LOOK.

Christian says WOW, THAT THING'S HUGE.
SO WE SHOULD SPRAY THE GILLS.

Andy says WE SHOULD KEEP HIM WET.

Dan says SEE HOW THE GILLS ARE NICE
AND DARK?

Sayat says YEAH.

Dan says THAT SHOWS US THAT THE FISH
ISN'T STRESSED OUT YET,
BUT IF THOSE GILLS START
TURNING RED,
IT MEANS THAT THE FISH IS
GETTING STRESSED OUT,
WE NEED TO GET HIM BACK
IN THE WATER.
SO WE'RE ONLY GONNA HAVE
THIS FISH ON THE TABLE
AS LONG AS WE NEED TO.
FIRST OF ALL, WE'LL GET
A LENGTH ON THIS FISH
JUST TO MAKE SURE WE KNOW
HOW LONG IT IS.
AND A TOTAL LENGTH, INCLUDING
THE TAIL OF 125.5 CENTIMETERS.

Christian says WOW, THAT'S HUGE.

Leo says WHOA, THE STURGEON
CAN GROW
TO BE AS BIG AS YOUR PARENTS.

Andy says I'M GONNA START THE SCANNER
AND I'LL LET YOU,
PIT TAG READER AND JUST WAVE IT
AROUND THE FISH
AND LOOK FOR A PIT TAG.

Dan says NO PIT TAG FOUND.

Andy says OKAY.
THERE, PIT TAG HAS BEEN
INSERTED.

Sayat says EVEN I SCREAMED WHEN I GOT
MY EARS PIERCED.

Dan says CHECK TO MAKE SURE THAT
THAT TAG GETS READ.

Sayat says OH YEAH.

Dan says OH, YOU'VE ALREADY GOT IT.

Sayat says OH, SEE.

Christian says WOW.

Dan says SO IF WE EVER CATCH THIS FISH
AGAIN
WE'LL BE ABLE TO TELL
WHO IT IS.

Christian says WHAT ABOUT JAMES?

Sayat says SURE.

Dan says JAMES SOUNDS GOOD TO ME.

Andy says JAMES SOUNDS GOOD.
OKAY, NOW WE'RE GONNA
WEIGH HIM.
13 KILOS.

Christian says WOW, THAT'S HUGE.

Sayat says WOW, THAT'S A LOT.

Dan says OKAY GUYS, NOW THAT WE HAVE
OUR PIT TAG IN
WE'RE READY TO PUT HIM BACK
IN THE WATER.
SO WE'LL GO MOVE HIM OVER
TO OUR LIVE WELL
AND THEN WE'LL GET HIM READY
FOR RELEASE.

Christian says GOT IT.

Sayat says OKAY.

Andy says WE'LL SLIDE HIM RIGHT
IN THERE.

Dan says OKAY GUYS, NOW THAT WE'VE
TAKEN CARE OF THE BIG ONE
AND HE'S SAFELY IN THERE,
WE CAN GO START PROCESSING
THE JUVENILES.
BUT FIRST WE'RE GONNA PUT OUR
SAFETY GEAR ON.

Sayat says OKAY.

Christian says THESE THINGS ARE REALLY COOL
AND SUPER GENTLE AS WELL.

Dan says THAT'S RIGHT,
THEY'RE GENTLE GIANTS.
YOU GUYS KNOW A LOT ABOUT FISH.

Sayat says WE ARE THE FISHHEADS.

Christian says YEAH.

Dan says THAT'S RIGHT.

Christian says ALL GOOD.

Andy says WHAT'S THE TOTAL LENGTH
ON THAT FISH?

Sayat says IT SAYS 27.3.

Andy says ALRIGHT GUYS,
IT'S TIME FOR THIS FISH
TO RETURN BACK TO THE RIVER.
LET'S GET HIM BACK ON THE BOAT.

Sayat says I THINK THIS OLD GUY
IS READY TO HEAD HOME.
GOODBYE DENNIS THE FISH,
WE'LL COME VISIT REAL SOON.

Christian says BYE, SEE YOU JAMES.

Dan says THANKS FOR JOINING US TODAY, GUYS.

Sayat says THANK YOU.

They do the handshake and say FISHHEADS.

Leo says WHAT A DAY FISHHEADS,
GETTING TO SEE JUVENILES
AND AN ADULT TOGETHER.
IT'S A GREAT SIGN THAT THE NEXT
GENERATION
IS OFF TO A GREAT START,
BUT THESE GENTLE GIANTS
NEED EVERYONE'S HELP.

A sign read "Fish heads alert."

Leo says ATTENTION FELLOW FISHHEADS,
AS LAKE STURGEON POPULATIONS
RECOVER,
DON'T BE SURPRISED TO CATCH
A YOUNG ONE
AT YOUR FAVOURITE FISHING HOLE.
IF YOU DO, FEEL FREE
TO TAKE A QUICK PIC,
BUT REMEMBER TO LIVE RELEASE IT
BACK INTO THE WILD.
LAKE STURGEON ARE STILL
THREATENED
AND THEY NEED ALL THE HELP
THEY CAN GET.
WE NEED THOSE BABY STURGEON
TO GROW INTO BIG STURGEON
UNTIL THE STURGEON CAN GET OFF
THE ENDANGERED LIST.
CAN YOU BELIEVE THOSE STURGEON
CAN LIVE
TO BE 100 YEARS OLD,
OR AS I LIKE TO THINK OF IT,
A HUNDRED FISH CAKES!
MMM-MMM-MMM.

Music plays as the end credits roll.