R/V Quackenbush

R/V Quackenbush

The R/V Quackenbush, named for Dr. Quackenbush, is a 32' Catamaran powered by twin outboards. With a shallow draft, ample open deck space, and the stability of a catamaran hull, the R/V Quackenbush is an ideal platform for conducting classes and research in the shallow waters of Biscayne Bay. Based on the Biscayne Bay Campus, a variety of habitats can be reached within minutes from our dock.

Sampling gear available for class use.

  • Otter Trawl's, 10', 16' and a 20'. Size is based on width.
  • Plankton net, 100 micron
  • YSI Pro 2030 with conductivity, temperature and DO
  • Bottom grab, 110 in3
  • Secchi Disk
  • Fish Measuring Board