1OCEAN cruise ship

1OCEAN cruise ship - Cruise Ship Pollution Professor...

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Cruise Ship Pollution Professor Theodore Chamberlain Oceanography NRCC 150
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Cruise lines have come a long way since the first cruise ship launched in 1818. The gigantic ships of today have all the commodities of a small city. In the early 1900’s going on a cruise ship became more like a way of vacation and less like a way of getting from point A to point B. Still, it wasn’t until the past two decades that cruising became such a popular activity. There are over 230 cruise ships and millions of travelers a year within the cruise industry. The problem is that people are not only receiving a relaxing week vacation when they step on a cruise ship but they are also contributing to the deterioration of the ocean’s environment at the same time. In recent years, it has been apparent that cruising is causing major problems within the ocean environment. Cruise ships dump a tremendous amount of pollutants into the ocean every week. They dump trash, toxic waste, human waste, and gray water waste into the ocean in mass proportions. While the average 3,000 passenger cruise ship is at sea for only one week, it produces 50 tons of garbage which is burnt at and then disposed of at sea. This waste often
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course NR 150 taught by Professor Chamberlain during the Fall '07 term at Colorado State.

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