Restoring Native Clam Communities for Improved Water Quality and Economic Resiliency in the Indian River Lagoon

About the Event

Persistent algae blooms, high nutrient loads, and poor water quality are pushing the health of the Indian River Lagoon – one of the most diverse estuaries in North America – to an ecological tipping point. See how researchers are breeding and releasing “superclams” that are resilient to algae blooms in an attempt to filter the estuary’s waters and improve ecosystem health.

Presented by: Dr. Todd Osborne, Associate Professor, Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience, University of Florida

Florida Oceanographic Society’s 2022 Coastal Lecture Series is held on Tuesday evenings from January through March.  Expert speakers will cover a variety of exciting topics relevant to coastal Florida.  For more information, or to register for other upcoming lectures, please visit


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