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Beaches Reopen Day After Great White Shark Washes Up In Westport

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LITTLE COMPTON, R.I. (AP) — Beaches in southeastern Rhode Island have reopened to swimmers after a dead great white shark washed ashore just over the Massachusetts line.

Officials reopened Goosewing and South Shore Beaches in Little Compton, R.I., on Sunday morning. Little Compton police say the shark’s carcass remains on the beach just over the state line in Westport, Mass.

Police say a boat patrol will monitor the beach area for other sharks.

MORE PHOTOS: Shark Washes Ashore In Westport

A Little Compton fisherman found the 13-foot shark on Saturday morning a few hundred feet over the line in Westport, forcing officials to close the Little Compton beaches.

It’s not clear what officials plan to do with the carcass.

A marine biologist dissected the shark on Saturday. His findings haven’t been released.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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