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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2 Florida's Children First 2014 Sarasota Reception
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16 Pillar of Hope Open House
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17 Night of Fish, Fun & Fright
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18 Jewels on the Bay Showhouse
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PHOTO GALLERY: St. Mary Men's Club Hot Dog Cookout
Guests gathered for St. Mary Men's Club's first annual Hot Dog Cookout Thursday, Aug. 21, at St. Mary Star of the Sea.
PHOTO GALLERY: Business After Hours
Liquid Limousine Charters and Kathleen D Sailing Catamarans sponsored the Longboat Key Chamber’s Business After Hours event Thursday, Aug. 21, at Harbour Square.