Stephanie Norman

Stephanie Norman

Orca Network/Central Puget Sound Marine Mammal Stranding Network; Marine-Med: Marine Research, Epidemiology, and Veterinary Medicine; Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington; World Vets

Wildlife veterinarian and epidemiologist

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Published on Aug 03, 2019

Preliminary study results to be presented as poster at Wildlife Disease Association conference

The preliminary results of this study are being presented as a poster this coming week at the 68th Wildlife Disease Association Annual International Conference. As of August 1, we have sampled 28 h...

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Published on Aug 03, 2019

Video of sampling the large intestine for culture and antibiotic sensitivity (under NOAA permit). WARNING: the video contains footage of a deceased harbor seal pup.

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Published on Aug 03, 2019

Example of how we sample the animal for culture and sensitivity testing. WARNING: the attachment below contains an image of a deceased harbor seal pup demonstrating the insertion of a swab for sampling the large intestine for antibiotic resistant bac...

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Published on Mar 06, 2019

Article published about our antimicrobial resistance study in Hakai Magazine.

A short article was published on March 4 about our project in Hakai Magazine, an online magazine that publishes articles related to coastal science, ecology, and communities.Here's the link: https:...

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Published on Dec 09, 2018

Preliminary antibiotic resistance results (as of 12 December 2018)

We have antibiotic resistance results for 5 harbor seals and 2 harbor porpoises so far. Four of the animals were infected with bacteria that were resistant to more than one antibiotic. Here is a br...

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Published on Sep 19, 2018

First animal sampled!

Yesterday we were notified a harbor porpoise calf (< 1 year of age) stranded dead in Edmonds, 20 miles north of Seattle. We necropsied it today and discovered some lung lesions, which we commonl...

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Published on Sep 10, 2018

Thank you to all our generous backers!

Today we reached our initial $7000 crowdfunding goal for our project:"Do Pacific Northwest marine mammals carry antibiotic-resistant bacteria from land animals?" We simply could not have achieved t...

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Published on Sep 01, 2018

Fighting antibiotic resistance

There are more and more articles posted in the media about antibiotic resistance. Scientists are discovering other organisms in nature such as corals may help fight antibiotic resistance. Click bel...

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Published on Aug 29, 2018

Sample bacterial culture and sensitivity results on a harbor porpoise sampled in June 2018

Here's an example of a very simple bacterial culture and sensitivity report on a harbor porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) we performed a necropsy on in June 2018. He washed up dead on Whidbey Island. He...

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Sep 04, 2019
Do Pacific Northwest marine mammals carry antibiotic-resistant bacteria from land animals?
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Hi Tim, The resistance patterns at this point are showing amoxicillin, cephalexin, and TMS as the top three for harbor seals, and amoxicillin, cephalexin, and doxycycline for harbor porpoises. We are continuing to sample through the end of 2019, so this pattern may change. Have not had a chance to look at geographic differences yet. Stay tuned!....
Aug 04, 2019
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Thank you!
Jun 28, 2019
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Thank you!
Jun 26, 2019
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Thank you! Stephanie
Mar 01, 2019
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Thank you Marie! Stay tuned for future project updates! Stephanie
Feb 15, 2019
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Thank you!
Jan 12, 2019
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Thanks again Cindy! We will definitely keep everyone up to date on the project and share results! Stephanie
Sep 13, 2018
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Thanks Susan!!
Aug 28, 2018
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Thank you Bonnie!! Your kind donation is greatly appreciated! Stephanie and team
Aug 24, 2018
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Thank you Barbara for your kind donation. We really appreciate it and are excited, too, to see what kinds of bacteria we find. Especially in light of our endangered resident killer whales! Sincerely, Stephanie
Aug 21, 2018
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