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Beyond the Coast New Zealand

New Zealand post issued a set stamps featuring varied marine animals. The beautiful artwork was inspired by the Poor Knights Islands, which lie 23 kilometres off New Zealand’s Tutukaka coast in the upper North Island. A total marine reserve and …

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Marine Life IV – Squirts and Sponges

A selection of colourful squirts and sponges which can be found in the sea surrounding Jersey. Tunicates, also known as urochordates, are members of the subphylum Tunicata or Urochordata, a group of underwater saclike filter feeders with incurrent and excurrent …

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Fishes of Taiwan

The native freshwater fish of Taiwan’s rivers, lakes, and estuaries comprise the most diverse group of vertebrates within the island’s terrestrial ecosystem. Taiwan Post issued a set of stamps to introduce the beauty of Taiwan’s freshwater fishes. The first set …

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Seals II – Island

Island post issued a set of two stamps featuring Ringed seal and Grey seal found in Island. Ringed seal (Phoca hispida) is slightly smaller than the harbor seal. This species has a circumpolar distribution and is by far the largest …

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Biodiversity and Oceanography

Spain post issued a stamp reflecting the importance and concern of society in Oceanography, the science devoted to the study of the seas, its phenomena, the marine flora and fauna, and to biodiversity – number of plant and animal species …

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Antarctic – Leopard seal

Bulgaria post issued a new definitive stamp of Antarctic animal Leopard seal. The Leopard seal (Hydrurga leptonyx) is the second largest species of seal in the Antarctic (after the Southern Elephant Seal). It can live twenty-six years, possibly more. Orcas …

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