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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12 Dog Days of Summer Adoption Event
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
17 L'Europe UnCorked!
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
18 Jewels on the Bay Showhouse
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Groin project costs come in under $2.5 million
The groins will be built next summer near the North Shore Road beach access to help hold sand in place on the north end that is swept off the Key
PHOTO GALLERY: Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce Luncheon
The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce hosted a networking luncheon July 10, at Beachhouse Restaurant in Bradenton Beach
Man dies in Lido wave runner crash
Zachary Collins, 25, died Wednesday night, after his rented watercraft crashed into another vessel driven by 25-year-old Keaton Fowler near the Lido Beach Resort.