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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PHOTO GALLERY: Sarasota Youth Sailing Program's Summer Sailing Camp
Campers in Sarasota Youth Sailing Program's annual summer sailing camp at Sarasota Sailing Squadron set sail and explore the waters of Sarasota Bay Friday, July 25.
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