The Bahamas Post Office is releasing a new stamp issue dedicated to Marine Life.
The stamps feature:
Common sea fan, Gorgonia ventalina (5c)
Christmas tree worm, Spirobranchus giganteus (10c)
Elkhorn coral, Acropora palmata (15c)
Cushion sea star, Oreaster reticulatus (20c)
Queen conch, Strombus gigas (25c)
Hawksbill turtle, Eretmochelys imbricate (30c)
Green moray eel, Gymnothorax funebris (40c)
Bonefish, Albula vulpes (50c)
Spider crab, Mithrax spinosissimus (60c)
Caribbean spiny lobster, Panulirus argus (65c)
Nassau grouper, Epinephelus striatus (70c)
Yellowtail snapper, Ocyurus chrysurus (80c)
Great Barracuda, Sphyraena barracuda ($1)
Spotted eagle ray, Aetobatus narinari ($2)
Caribbean reef shark, Carcharhinus perezi ($5)
Bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops truncatus ($10)
The stamps are designed by Andrew Robinson.
Photo credit: Stuart Cove's, Sandy Voegeli, Erich Schadinger.
The Bahamas Post Office would like to acknowledge with thanks the help and assistance of BREEF - Bahamas Reef Environment Educational Foundation.