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Whale shark spotted near Stuart Beach

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Posted at 9:19 AM, Jan 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-21 09:19:53-05

STAURT, Fla. — A rare sighting off the coast of Stuart Beach caused a stir Wednesday morning.

A whale shark was spotted in about 40 feet of water close to the beach.

Whale sharks are endangered and usually inhabit the northern waters surrounding Florida during the summer months and migrate to the Caribbean in the winter.

Rich West of Single Fin Photo took a video of the whale shark just after sunrise.