KPC3382-3385: Protected Marine Species (2nd series)

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(News from 우정사업본부 / KoreaPost) On 5 June 2019 KoreaPost released a series of 4 stamps showing protected marine species (해양보호생물). This is the second series on this subject, the first series was issued in July 2018.

KoreaPost released the stamp in a commemorative (souvenir) stamp sheet of 16 (4×4) stamps of 380 won each, printed by Cartor for POSA:

Stamp sheet for series KPC3382-3385.

The details of the stamp as listed at the time of this publication:

해양보호생물(두번째 묶음)

우표번호 3382
종수 4
발행량 총 688,000장
디자인 연수지맨드라미
인쇄 및 색수 평판/4도/은박
전지구성 4×4(180mm×180mm)
디자이너 박은경
발행일 2019. 6. 5.
액면가격 380원
우표크기 35mm×35mm
인면 35mm×35mm
천공 13¼ x 13¼
용지 평판원지
인쇄처 POSA(Cartor)

 

해양보호생물(두번째 묶음)

우표번호 3383
종수 4
발행량 총 688,000장
디자인 검붉은수지맨드라미
인쇄 및 색수 평판/4도/은박
전지구성 4×4(180mm×180mm)
디자이너 박은경
발행일 2019. 6. 5.
액면가격 380원
우표크기 35mm×35mm
인면 35mm×35mm
천공 13¼×13¼
용지 평판원지
인쇄처 POSA(Cartor)

 

해양보호생물(두번째 묶음)

우표번호 3384
종수 4
발행량 총 688,000장
디자인 흰수지맨드라미
인쇄 및 색수 평판/4도/은박
전지구성 4×4(180mm×180mm)
디자이너 박은경
발행일 2019. 6. 5.
액면가격 380원
우표크기 35mm×35mm
인면 35mm×35mm
천공 13¼×13¼
용지 평판원지
인쇄처 POSA(Cartor)

 

해양보호생물(두번째 묶음)

우표번호 3385
종수 4
발행량 총 688,000장
디자인 자색수지맨드라미
인쇄 및 색수 평판/4도/은박
전지구성 4×4(180mm×180mm)
디자이너 박은경
발행일 2019. 6. 5.
액면가격 380원
우표크기 35mm×35mm
인면 35mm×35mm
천공 13¼×13¼
용지 평판원지
인쇄처 POSA(Cartor)

KoreaPost also released this text:

In commemoration of World Environment Day on June 5, Korea Post will issue a series of stamps with the pictures of four kinds of coral species (grade 2 endangered wild species) among the protected marine species that are deemed to be at a significant risk of becoming extinct due to the reduction of their habitats and climate change directly affected by environmental pollution and illegal poaching.

Dendronephthya suensoni are characterized by their white stalks and dark red polyps. Usually, their height is 10cm, width is 5.9cm, and they have a thickness of 4.5cm. There are lots of branches attached to the main stalks, and they live at 5~20m depth.

Dendronephthya mollis are comprised of pale yellow stalks, yellow branches, and red polyps. Generally, their height is 8.8~9.4cm, their width is 9.4cm, and they have a thickness of 2.2cm. Also, they are characterized by the shape of a bifurcated mass. Colonies are formed at a water level that is 5~30m deep, and they grow very slowly.

Dendronephthya putteri have yellow-white stalks and dark red polyps. They are mostly flat, and their height is 5.8~7.3cm, their width is 4.2~6.2cm, and they have a thickness of 2.5~3.6cm. They live in the oceans around Jeju Island, and the colonies are formed by attaching to rocks that are situated at a water level that is 5~20m deep where rapid currents are found.
Dendronephthya alba have the shape of a bifurcated white mass, and they tend to be flat. Their height is 3.8cm, their width is 4.8cm, and they have a thickness of 1.8cm. Their habitat is at a water level that is 15~30m deep in the uncontaminated areas of the ocean where rapid currents are present.

These corals are member of the family Nephtheidae, class Anthozoa in the phylum Cnidaria, and they are also known as the flowers inside the sea because of their beautiful shapes and splendid colors which are extremely similar to the cockscomb land plant. By sticking to the bedrocks that are present in the uncontaminated areas of the sea where rapid currents occur, form a colony with other soft coral species, and their major habitats include Jeju Island and the southern sea. Their presence supports an abundant marine ecosystem due to the fact that they provide homes, spawning areas, and foods for a diverse array of marine organisms.

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