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 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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Published on Aug 25, 2018

What's special about harbor seals and harbor porpoises?

We are doing well on our crowdfunding momentum so far. Thank you to all who have generously supported us so far. We are very excited about the interest in this project. Today we wanted to tell you ...

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Published on Aug 23, 2018

How does antibiotic resistance happen?

If you are reading this note, you may be curious about how does antibiotic resistance occur, particularly in animals such as wild marine mammals that have never been given antibiotics. Resistance t...

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Thank you! Stephanie
Mar 01, 2019
Do Pacific Northwest marine mammals carry antibiotic-resistant bacteria from land animals?
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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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