WATCH: Eight-metre long shark cruising close to shore on Spain’s Costa Tropical Mediterranean holiday hotspot

POSTAL DELIVERIES: Staff shortages in Campohermoso (Nijar) mean posties having to work in searing heat Photo credit: CC/Tiia Monto

A MORE than eight-metre long shark has appeared cruising around just 400 metres or so from a beach in Polopos on Granada’s Costa Tropical.

Saturday’s sighting of the basking shark in front of the La Mamola beach follows reports at the beginning of the month of a much smaller one, around three metres, in front of a beach in Calahonda just down the coast towards Motril.

The Guardia Civil said that while this species of shark, the second largest in the world, is not known to attack man, its Maritime Service advises the public not to get too close to the creature in boats or kayaks.

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Cathy Elelman

Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.

Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.

Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.

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