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Marine Science Floating Lab

A Unique Learning Experience!

Students participate in teams as they manipulate oceanographic equipment, make observations, and gather data and specimens from the ocean waters and sea bottom of San Diego Bay.

This study cruise program will:

Half-day cruises schedule

Trip 1 leaves at 8:30 am and Trip 2 leaves at 1:00 pm

8:30 am or 1 pm
Students will be met by onboard instructors at the land end of the dock

Boarding of boat and storage of student materials. Group assembly in the bow of the boat.

9 am or 1:30 pm

9:10 am or 1:40pm
Movement of entire class to stern to observe setting of otter trawl

10 am or 2:30 pm
Setting dredge

10:30-12 pm or 3-4:30pm
Tie up a the bait receivers and snack break. Begin student rotation through work stations.

Clean up and recapitulation of data collected. Observation of Sea Lions "hauled out" on channel buoy.

12:30pm or 5pm
Return to dock

Twilight cruises run from 5:30pm to 9:30 pm except Fridays