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Cruise Ship Plume Tracking Survey

As part of its assessment of cruise ship discharges, the EPA conducted a survey to study the dilution of discharges from cruise ships in June 2001. This survey tracked plumes of water and Rhodamine WT dye released through normal wastewater effluent-discharge systems in ships operating off the Florida coast. The purpose of this study was to gather information on dilution of cruise ship discharges in offshore waters.

The survey plan provides general information on the survey, including the schedule of operations, background information, rationale and objectives, survey/sampling methodologies and other relevant details.

The report is the final deliverable/output of the effort, which includes the results of the survey.

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