The answer, according to our new report, is an overwhelming yes.
As you may have heard on NPR's Marketplace this morning, our report, Sea the Value: Quantifying the Value of Marine Life to Divers, asked scuba divers whether they would be willing to pay to help protect populations of ocean wildlife -- and a majority of divers surveyed said they would.
As Suzanne Garrett, our dive program coordinator (ScubaSuz here on the blog) put it, "Divers are personally invested in the oceans and truly understand the importance of safeguarding marine wildlife and habitats."
For all you divers out there -- what would you pay to see, and how much?
[Image: Oceana/Juan Cuetos]
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