KPC3451-3454: Protected Marine Species (3rd)

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(News from 우정사업본부 / KoreaPost) On 16 July 2020 KoreaPost issued a stamp commemorating the protection of marine species. This is the 3rd series showing protected marine life, both flora and fauna.

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

Stamps

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

해양보호생물(세 번째 묶음)

우표번호3451
종수4
발행량688,000
디자인거머리말
인쇄 및 색수평판 / 4도 / 금박
전지구성4 × 4(180mm × 180mm)
디자이너박은경
발행일2020. 8. 7.
액면가격380원
우표크기35mm × 35mm
인면32mm × 32mm
천공13¼ ×13¼
용지평판원지
인쇄처POSA (SouthernColourPrint)

 

해양보호생물(세 번째 묶음)

우표번호3452
종수4
발행량688,000
디자인복해마
인쇄 및 색수평판 / 4도 / 금박
전지구성4 × 4(180mm × 180mm)
디자이너박은경
발행일2020. 8. 7.
액면가격380원
우표크기35mm × 35mm
인면32mm × 32mm
천공13¼ ×13¼
용지평판원지
인쇄처POSA (SouthernColourPrint)

 

해양보호생물(세 번째 묶음)

우표번호3453
종수4
발행량688,000
디자인점해마
인쇄 및 색수평판 / 4도 / 금박
전지구성4 × 4(180mm × 180mm)
디자이너박은경
발행일2020. 8. 7.
액면가격380원
우표크기35mm × 35mm
인면32mm × 32mm
천공3¼ ×13¼
용지평판원지
인쇄처POSA (SouthernColourPrint)

 

해양보호생물(세 번째 묶음)

우표번호3454
종수4
발행량688,000
디자인게바다말
인쇄 및 색수평판 / 4도 / 금박
전지구성4 × 4(180mm × 180mm)
디자이너박은경
발행일2020. 8. 7.
액면가격380원
우표크기35mm × 35mm
인면32mm × 32mm
천공13¼ ×13¼
용지평판원지
인쇄처POSA (SouthernColourPrint)

New issue leaflet

KoreaPost released this new issue leaflet for the stamp issue:

KoreaPost also released this text for this release:

The Republic of Korea has designated about eighty protected marine species—the numbers of which have dropped significantly due to costal development and environmental pollution—and have been protecting their high ecological value. Korea Posts is issuing a third version of Protected Marine Species, introducing four new species.

The stamps feature two species of seagrass (i.e. seaweed, marine angiosperms)—Zostera marina and Phyllospadix japonicus—that provide a habitat for various marine animals and plants and help establish a healthy coastal ecosystem. Zostera marina grows in sandy mud, sandy soil and mud 5 meters deep from the bottom of the intertidal zone, forms a wide-ranging colony mostly near the South Sea, and lives off the coasts of the East Sea, the West Sea and Jeju Island as well. Zostera marina is a monoecious plant that blossoms, pollinates and produces seeds from February to April. The mature seeds of Zostera marina naturally fall off the stem, germinate nearby and grow. Phyllospadix japonicus mostly lives in rocks 8 meters deep from the bottom of the intertidal zone off the coast of the East Sea, where waves are big and currents fast, and also in some islands in the South Sea as well as the West Sea. Also called Phyllospadix japonica Makino, it is a dioecious plant that blossoms from February to April and matures its fruit in July. Zostera marina, which appears across soft sediment coasts in the north hemisphere including Korea, and Phyllospadix japonicus, which lives in rocky coasts in Northeast Asia adjacent to the Pacific Ocean, play ecologically important roles in providing marine life with food to eat and places to thrive.

The stamps also feature two of the most mysterious yet much beloved marine animals species of seahorses, the number of which have dropped dramatically due to overfishing. Three-spot seahorse (Hippocampus trimaculatus) can change its body color according to its surroundings, which gave it its nickname `sea chameleon.` Three-spot seahorse (Hippocampus trimaculatus), which is easily distinguishable from other species of seahorses due to its three dots on the back, is widely distributed in tropical waters such as the Philippines and Singapore as well as temperate waters such as Japan and China, and is seldom observed off the coast of Jeju Island, Korea. Common seahorse (Hippocampus kuda) is an internationally protected species that lives in shallow coastal waters with sand or gravel. Common seahorse (Hippocampus kuda) is known for its various body colors, such as light yellow, light red and brown, and can be observed in waters around Yeosu and Jeju, while being distributed mostly in waters around Japan, China, Taiwan and the Philippines. Seahorses are known for `male pregnancy` where the female seahorse lays eggs in the male’s pouch.

Protected marine species cannot be captured and distributed for either commercial or leisure purposes, and violators are subject to punishment. We hope these newly issued stamps of protected marine species remind you of the ecological function and value of such endangered species.

The FDC for this issue was shown on the ePost website:

And finally some of the promo materials created by KoreaPost for this series:

All relevant text and images in page copyright: 우정사업본부 / KoreaPost

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Currently KSS Publisher/Webmaster, previously KSS Chairman (2018-2019). Living in Amsterdam. I collect Korean revenue stamps, see my website:
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