Connecticut resident Melissa DiGalbo, who is currently staying on Longboat Key, snapped this photo of a shark Thursday, May 7, on the beach outside of Longboat Harbour Towers.
Beachgoers said that they had spoken to officials at Mote Marine Laboratory, who identified it as a blacktip shark. The shark swam approximately 10 to 15 feet away from shore. After a few minutes outside of Longboat Harbour Towers, the shark headed north.
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Bicyclist sustains minor injuries in crash
The crash occurred Saturday near Bay Isles Parkway.
Top Stories — Longboat Key: January
Carlos Manuel Reyes-Sanchez, 30, was arrested without incident this morning at the The Longboat Key Club.
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