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