Clam Cam is an engaged digital media project we developed in partnership with clammers who told us they wanted a way to raise awareness about what it takes to get clams from mud to market to plate. Since early 2015, we have been working with clammers to develop this project and we describe this project in more detail in this paper.
Partners in this project gave us feedback about the Clam Cam website and recommended that we expand the site to include more information about clamming, including the co-management context, culture, and economics. The Mudflat thus builds from Clam Cam to expand the information about the multiple values, stories, and ways of understanding what clamming means.
Check out all of our Clam Cam videos here.
Here are some related news stories about Clam Cam:
here are the outlets that have covered this project:
- WERU Community Radio (August 26, 2016)
- UMaine Today (May 22, 2017)
- WABI TV 5 Bangor (May 30, 2017) – story has been removed from the website but find WABI’s tweet and a copy of the broadcast in these links.
- Mainebiz (May 31, 2017)
- Bangor Metro Magazine article (September 2017 issue)
Explore the full set of Clam Cam videos, photos, and written descriptions
Here are some short clips to give a sense of the rhythms and practices of clamming.