This is an excerpt from the transcript of a podcast online:
"We did some calculations and the results were remarkable. We determined that the average shark was worth about $200,000 over the course of its life. And when you compare it to finning that animal--a one-time extractive use--seeing it for diving is worth about 40 percent more."
I don't understand the sentence in bold. Here are my questions:
- What does "finning that animal" mean? I've looked up the word "fin" into the Merriam-Webster Dictionary online, but I can make sense of the entries.
- What does "it" refer to in "seeing it for diving is worth about 40 percent more" refer to?
- What's the subject for the word "seeing"?