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A whale shark was spotted off Anna Maria Island, giving a family a treat as they boated 18 miles off the coast.

Adult whale sharks can be as big as 30 feet! Despite being so large, they are not dangerous to people. They are filter feeders.

Nevertheless, the sight of such a large fish can become awe-inspiring. Check out the video.

CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Whale shark spotted off Anna Maria Island

A Florida family has a whale of a tale to tell after encountering a whale shark just 18 miles offshore Anna Maria Island! wfla.com/2080157942

Posted by WFLA News Channel 8 on Sunday, June 16, 2019

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