Malaysia post issued a set of stamps and a souvenir sheet of underwater life featuring Thorny Seahorse, Robust Ghostpipefish, Green Sea Turtle, Leopard Moray Eel, MandarinFish, Blue Sea Star and Red-spotted Coral Crab.
The seas and oceans around Malaysia are home to thousands of different species that live together. The huge variety of animals that live in the underwater ecosystem is fascinating and impressive. In order to increase their chances of survival, many sea creatures developed sophisticated defense mechanism by mimicking or camouflaging, blending seamlessly into the environment. Starfish and coral can be found growing side by side in the ocean along with a large variety of other invertebrates such as mollusks, jellyfish, squid and octopus. Large schools of fish swim around in the salty seas with sea turtles, sharks, whales, dolphins, lobsters and crabs.
Coral reefs are key players in the survival of an entire ecosystem.They provide various marine animals with food, protection and shelter, which keep generations of species alive. On the other hand, marine plants such as seaweed are a source of food for many small animals and microorganisms in the seas without which, very few other forms of marine life could exist.
Title: Underwater Life – Malaysia
Date of Issue: 21 March 2012
Denominations: 60 sen x 4