The Captain & The Super Clams

Travel with us to the Indian River Lagoon on the east coast of Florida in “The Captain & The Super Clams.” This journey brings us alongside River Heroes Dr. Todd Osbourne and fishing legend Captain Blair Wiggins, as they work to restore the clam population.

Once full of life, the lagoon fell victim to unregulated commercial clamming in the 1990s, leaving its waters stagnant and its ecosystem on the brink of collapse. Dr. Todd and Captain Blair’s journey began with a goal to find surviving clams, a seemingly impossible task that resulted in only 39 found.

These “super clams” became the cornerstone of a groundbreaking restoration effort and are the main feature in this story of hope for the Indian River Lagoon.