Dead Shark Winds Up on NYC Subway

    FILE - In this undated file publicity image provided by Discovery Channel, a great white shark swims near Guadalupe Island off the coast of Mexico. The Discovery network special ìMegalodon: The Monster Shark Lives,î opened Discoveryís annual ìShark Weekî on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013. With an estimated 4.8 million viewers, it had the largest audience of any show in the 26 years that Discovery has made ìShark Weekî a part of its summer programming, the Nielsen company said. (AP Photo/Discovery Channel, Andrew Brandy Casagrande, File)

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    Was it a marketing ploy to highlight the Discovery Channel’s Shark Week or just a sad incident that a shark wound up dead on the New York City subway? Riders of the N train found the shark late Tuesday night, but it's not clear how it got on the train in the first place. The MTA released a tongue-in-cheek statement confirming that the shark was real and that sharks are handled by "Shark Maintainer Is, or if none are available on that shift, then by Aquatic Mammal Handler IIs." The shark was thrown in the trash when the train reached the end of the line.




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