Coral Reefs Postcard

  • Coral Reefs Postcard

    Coral Reefs Postcard

    $35.00

    ISSUED DATE:3/29/2019

    Celebrate the beauty and wonder of coral reefs with four new postcard stamps from the U.S. Postal Service®.

    Featuring highly stylized digital portraits, the stamp art depicts four types of stony corals with associated reef fish: elkhorn coral, shown with two French angelfish; brain coral, with a spotted moray eel; staghorn coral, with bluestriped grunts; pillar coral, with a coney grouper and neon gobies.

    186 in stock

    SKU: 196578 Category:

    Description

    Celebrate the beauty and wonder of coral reefs with four new postcard stamps from the U.S. Postal Service®.

    Featuring highly stylized digital portraits, the stamp art depicts four types of stony corals with associated reef fish: elkhorn coral, shown with two French angelfish; brain coral, with a spotted moray eel; staghorn coral, with bluestriped grunts; pillar coral, with a coney grouper and neon gobies.

    Coral reefs are formed over thousands of years mainly by colonies of animals called polyps. Polyps make stony corals, the foundation for most coral reefs, by secreting protective skeletons of calcium carbonate, or limestone. As these limestone skeletons accumulate over time – with new colonies of polyps growing on top of the skeletons of older ones – they build up the base of coral reefs.

    Additional information

    Issue Year

    2019

    Denomination

    10¢

    Stamp Type

    Over 55-cents

    Quantity

    10 through 20

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