The Price of Existence examines the complex relationship between money and the survival of sharks. Is science really the answer? Can anything stop industrial level fishing? Why do governments that have already passed laws of protection not only fail to enforce these laws, but directly counteract them? Is eco-tourism good or bad? Is the world of "shark television" so competitive that science is now for sale? Would some animals already be extinct if people hadn't discovered we could make more money off them alive than dead? Will our love of the almighty dollar be our undoing or will our approach to the planet change before it's too late? In each question a common theme follows; money. Follow film-maker Skyler Thomas around the globe as he interviews shark researchers, tour operators, surfers, poachers and more to find answers to these questions.