The first stamp issue in the year 2013 by Maldives Post is dedicated to Fauna of the Indian Ocean. The Indian Ocean is the third largest ocean. It is more than 28 million square miles in size and covers almost one-fifth of the world's surface. It lies to the east of Africa and the west of Australia, with Asia to the north. The ocean is home to animals that survive in saltwater.
From the large baleen whale to the small green turtle, the Indian Ocean has a plethora of sea life.
The issued stamps and stamp sheets depict whales, turtles, starfishes, seashells, seals and birds of the Indian Ocean.