New issue showcases mysterious marine creatures
VANCOUVER, July 12, 2018 /CNW/ - Experts note that between 400 and 500 shark species inhabit the world's oceans and waterways. These fish can be less than a foot long or larger than a bus. From fierce hunters that breach waves and ambush prey, to gentle giants known to nudge kayaks and bask with scuba divers, sharks are compelling and often misunderstood.
Canada Post has released a new stamp issue starring these fascinating yet oftentimes feared creatures just in time for Discovery Channel™'s Shark Week. They were unveiled today at the Vancouver Aquarium®, an Ocean Wise® initiative.
Nearly 30 shark species are native to Canadian waters or known to visit our shores. This stamp set highlights five of them.
The five stamps, designed by Andrew Perro and illustrated by Julius Csotonyi, will be available in a booklet of 10, as a souvenir sheet of all five stamps, a souvenir sheet Official First Day Cover and a dramatic 25-stamp uncut press sheet. The stamps will be issued July 13 and available at post offices and online. They can be pre-ordered today online at canadapost.ca/shop.
SOURCE Canada Post