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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16 Nia with Gail on Longboat Key
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
19 Longboat Key Fine Art Festival
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
19 Mote's Party on the Pass
22 Nia with Gail on Anna Maria Island
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Town receives federal beach permit
Town Manager Dave Bullock says the possibility that both sand and groins are coming to the north end of the Key this summer is still slim.
PHOTO GALLERY: Temple Beth Israel Passover Seder
Rabbi Jonathon Katz conducted the Passover seder for his congregation and many guests on Monday, April 14, at Temple Beth Israel.
PHOTO GALLERY: Beachplace Interfaith Seder
Residents of Beachplace were invited to participate in an interfaith Passover seder on Monday, April 14, at the community’s clubhouse. While Jewish residents have always celebrated seder in the past, they hope to now include people of all faiths.