Tina Tennessen

Tina Tennessen has a background in radio journalism and loves hearing a good story. She is a science writer, web editor, and a former radio producer. Before joining the National Museum of Natural History team in early 2011, she held the position of Public Affairs Officer at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) in Edgewater, Md. While at SERC, Tina created and edited a news blog called Shorelines and publicized Smithsonian research and educational programs, generating press coverage and public attention for issues such as ocean acidification, hypoxia, invasive species, sea-level rise, shoreline development, and over-fishing. Tina grew up near five of Minnesota's 10,000 lakes and feels fortunate to be working among marine scientists who have dedicated their lives to understanding the underwater realm and the issues that affect it.

Fish on Ice

A still from Mysteries of the Deep , part of the 19th Annual Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital.

Red Anemone Clings

A still from The Changing Sea , part of the 19th Annual Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital.

A Gathering of Seabirds and Seals

A menageries of seabirds (including cormorants and pelicans) and seal gather on a rocky outcrop. The photo is a still from The Changing Sea , part of the 19th Annual Environmental Film Festival, which was held in Washington...

Offshore Rock Island

A still from The Changing Sea , part of the 19th Annual Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital.

Seaside Fishing Town

A still from The Changing Sea , part of the 19th Annual Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital.

Scientist and his Wet Specimens

A still from the film, Mysteries of the Deep , part of the 19th Annual Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital.

Blue on the Big Screen

Islanders made homeless by sea-level rise, a dreaming dolphin, and deep underwater explorations are all subjects featured in the 19th Annual Environmental Film Festival . The National Museum of Natural History is proud to...

Smiling Gulf Coast Man

A still from Stories From the Gulf: Living with the BP Oil Disaster , part of the 19th Annual Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital.

Down the Mississippi

A still from Troubled Waters: A Mississippi River Story , part of the 19th Annual Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital.

Whale on Camera

A still from Where the Whales Sing , part of the 19th Annual Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital.

Carbon Dioxide Up

A still from The Krill is Gone , part of the 19th Annual Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital.

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