Great white shark death still mystery in Westport
Animal probably died a day before washing ashore
Officials could not determine a cause of death for a 13-foot adult male great white shark that washed up on the border between Westport and Little Compton, R.I., Saturday morning, officials said. “It will probably remain a mystery,” said Dr. Greg Skomal, a marine biologist with the of the state Division of Marine Fisheries. The shark was found in the surf near Goosewing Beach around 8:30 a.m., said Sergeant Steven Criscione of the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management.