We should have seen this coming, in a way. On the Poptropica Toys page, Shark Boy has been missing since February 2013, though he was announced and he was there on Feb 7. If you go to his current toy page, you get a simple 404 error. So simple... but only the beginning of a web of deceit.
Any of you got Shark Boy as a Friend? (Here's how to do that if you don't know). His username was SharkBoyCreator, and his Poptropica name was Shark Boy. Now he's been renamed to SharkGuyCreator, and his Poptropica name is Shark Guy. Shark Guy?!! Maybe they're just softening us up for when they get rid of him for good.
Check out his profile. Notice that it's a perfect clone of his original account:
The title says "Can you beat Shark Boy's high score?", and the video features him as well. In the post, the author says "I have the highest score..." etc., but look at the author icon at the bottom. That's right, Captain Crawfish. They won't even let him keep credit his high scores.
(Which I beat, by the way. By more than 240,000 points. But I digress...)
Don't worry, I've reported this bug, and some other bugs with going to the Map from an upgraded island, so these should be fixed soon.