Kathleen M Touhey

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The prevalence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the marine environment is a growing concern, but the degree to which marine mammals, seabirds and fish harbor these organisms is not well documented. This project sought to identify the occurrence and patterns of antibiotic resistance in bacteria isolated from vertebrates of coastal waters in the(More)
To understand the cause of death of 405 marine mammals stranded on Cape Cod and southeastern Massachusetts between 2000 and 2006, a system for coding final diagnosis was developed and categorized as (1) disease, (2) human interaction, (3) mass-stranded with no significant findings, (4) single-stranded with no significant findings, (5) rock and/or sand(More)
2 3 The prevalence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the marine environment is a growing 4 concern, but the degree to which marine mammals, seabirds and fish harbor these organisms is 5 not well documented. This project sought to identify the occurrence and patterns of antibiotic 6 resistance in bacteria isolated from vertebrates of coastal waters in the(More)
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