May 3, 1995 |
National League umpire Brian Gorman has a simple message for the replacement umpires whose brief big-league careers ended Tuesday night: Thank you. Now get lost. Baseball owners Monday ended their 120-day lockout of the umpires, who return to work today after ratifying a five-year contract that includes salary increases and improved benefits. The salary scale will range from $75,000 to $225,000, up from $60,000 to $175,000.
May 17, 2003 |
Federal authorities have confirmed the deaths of six harbor porpoises whose bodies were found after a Navy vessel tested midrange sonar in Haro Strait last week. Three of the carcasses beached in the Strait of Juan de Fuca, just west of Haro, and three in the San Juan Islands to the south, said spokesman Brian Gorman of the National Marine Fisheries Service. Activists have reported nine porpoise strandings in the last week.
August 14, 1987
The discovery of two dead dolphins in Virginia Beach, Va., may give scientists significant data for their investigation into the deaths of 150 or more dolphins along the mid-Atlantic coast, a research team spokesman said. One of the dolphins had been dead probably less than 45 minutes, spokesman Brian Gorman said. Tissue from other dead dolphins has been studied, but the animals were too decomposed to provide much data.
August 18, 1989 |
Federal officials have closed Georges Bank to fishing for surf clams, the tough bivalves used in stews and chowders, for 90 days because of red tide. It apparently was the first time in the roughly five years that surf clams have been extensively fished there that the bank 100 miles east of Cape Cod was closed because of red tide, said Brian Gorman of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
August 16, 1987 |
Marine biologists plan to capture sick dolphins in hopes of learning what is causing the mysterious deaths of the mammals along the mid-Atlantic coast, scientists in Virginia Beach said last week. "We are anticipating within the next week that we will capture some live animals," said Brian Gorman, spokesman for the National Marine Fisheries Service. He said personnel and equipment from Sea World in Orlando, Fla., arrived in Norfolk last week.
February 2, 1989 |
Up to half the population of East Coast bottlenose dolphins died from eating fish tainted by a toxin that occurs naturally in "red tide" algae, federal scientists reported Wednesday. Dolphins numbering perhaps in the thousands died during 1987 and 1988 after eating menhaden and Spanish mackerel that were contaminated with a powerful poison, called brevertoxin, from a rare bloom of red tide algae, said Joseph Geraci, a wildlife specialist who headed a team of researchers.