Friday, December 9, 2016

Marine Creatures (Malaysia)

Pos Malaysia, together with Thailand Post, jointly issued a set of four stamps featuring marine creatures, in conjunction with World Ocean Day in 2015.

This stamp issue also aims to create awareness on the importance of conserving marine life and resources as they are rapidly declining around the world.

The stamps feature the following marine creatures, out of which the Nudibranch and White Spotted Jellyfish are Malaysian-designed :

1.   Harlequin Shrimp
2.   Coral Guard Crab
3.   White Spotted Jellyfish
4.   Nudibranch

White Spotted Jellyfish is also known as the Floating Bell or Australian Spotted Jellyfish. It is native to the warm, tropical waters of the western Pacific Ocean, from Oceania through East Asia. This jellyfish is easily recognised by its bell-shaped body and colouration which is usually brown with white spots. The sting of this species is mild and is not considered a threat to humans.

Nudibranch are basically sea slugs with no external or internal shells. Often referred to as "jewels of the sea", nudibranchs are amongst the showiest and most amazing creatures of the sea. There are more than 3,000 species - Hypselodoris bullockii is being featured in this stamp issue. This species has a dark blue to purplish blue colour with a mantle of broad, white edge.


Date of Issue : 8 Jun 2015
Postmark : Kuala Lumpur
Denomination : 2 x 60 sen and 2 x RM1.20
Stamp Size : 30mm x 40mm
Paper : Tullis Russell High Reading Yellow / Green Phosphor Gummed
Printing Process : Lithography


Being a joint issue, the remaining 2 stamps on Harlequin Shrimp and Coral Guard Crab are Thai-designed.

To view and find out more on the equivalent stamps issued by Thailand Post, click here.

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