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- My Family and I were at our last day visiting Seista Key. We went to beach axcess 9, right by our hotel. We played for a little bit in shore, then we decide to go about about 50 yards out. We kept playing,In the shoulder deep water.We were having a good time with the waves.My sister was facing me and my brother, and I saw a black ginormous figure in the water. I had just got the saltwater out of my face when I saw it. I then told my sister to turn around and swim as fast as she could. She turned aournd,seeing it and we told our dad. After he saw it my brother saw it. Me, my brother, and sister got amazingly scared and swam to shore. My dad, was shocked and we all decide it was a huge shark. Then my dad was keeping his eyes on the head, making it all he saw. We were very close to the shore, and I was worried for my dad keeping his eye on it. All it did was swim away so we figured it wasn't something that dangerous. It swan pretty fast, disapearing out of my veiw as I got about 25 yards from the shore. The we went back to the Hotel, swam in the pool for a little bit. After checking out we went on our way home. The whole ride home it was all I thought about. Being so close I knew from the size it wasn't a manatee. When we got home we searched Gulf of Mexico Sharks. We originally thought it was a Nurse shark, but the body didnt match. I knew it would be a young whale shark.All we got was a Black figure moving along against the current. We were relieved to find out it wasn't dagerous. It was an amazing experience! We were within touching range of it, but decide it would be best to leave it be.
5 HOLIDAY BAZAAR
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
5 Siesta Key Association Board Meeting
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
5 Wine, Dine, and Pine
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
6 Holiday Shopping with Artist Elizabeth Van Riper at the Sarasota Ritz Carlton
9:00 am - 6:00 am
6 Holiday Boutique
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
6 37th Annual 1st Friday Art Walk "Taste of the Season"
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
6 Republican Women's Club Luncheon
7 16th Annual Jingle & Jog 5K Race/1K Walk-Run
7:00 am - 11:00 am
The Rotary Club of Sarasota Keys is seeking volunteers from now through Dec. 24, to help man its Salvation Army kettle bell during the holiday season.
In honor of our servicemen and women, Stoneybrook Golf & Country Club held its 10th annual Armed Forces Cup Friday, Nov. 8.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County will receive $13,000 from the Comcast Foundation for its participation in Comcast Digital Connectors 2013-2014.