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In Palau, a shark is worth about 2 million dollars. But only, if it is alive and healthy and divers can marvel at it under the sea… Australian scientists found out, that sharks are much more valuable when they are living underwater tourist attractions, than compared to the price their meat would get, if the sharks would be caught, killed and sold. Mark Meekan, main author of the scientific survey hopes, that the analysis helps building up a "shark economy", based on tourism, instead of killing and eating them. Palau was the first country, that declared all its territorial waters as shark sanctuary - followed by Honduras and the Maldives. Scuba diving logbook and community - YourDiveBook Scuba diving logbook and community - YourDiveBook