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Shark reported in Lake Michigan

August 31, 2008|From Times Wire Reports

Rich Fasi of Traverse City says he found a dead 2-foot shark in Lake Michigan while fishing on West Grand Traverse Bay on Wednesday.

The saltwater creature was a juvenile blacktip shark, George Burgess, director of the Florida Program for Shark Research at the University of Florida, told the Traverse City Record-Eagle.

Mark Tonello, a fisheries biologist from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, said someone might have brought the shark on ice to northern Michigan, or it might have been dumped by someone who had kept it as a pet.

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