Stamps featuring the Philippine Marine Biodiversity
The Philippine Postal Corporation, in cooperation with the Marine Science Institute, University of the Philippines will issue a set of topical stamps featuring Philippine Marine Biodiversity.
|Kind of Issue:||Special|
|Denomination & Quantities:||5.00 – 200,000 (4 designs)|
|Souvenir Sheet:||P15.00 – 10,000|
|Date of Issue:||May 11,1999|
|Last Day of Issue:||November 11, 1999 (as stock allows)|
|Sheet Composition:||16 (4 x 4)|
|Size of Stamps:||40 mm x 30 mm|
|Printing Process:||Litho-Offset (4 colors)|
|Printer:||Amstar Company, Inc.|
|Layout Artist:||Alfonso V. Divino|
|Design Coordinator:||Alfredo I. Principe|
|Design:||All photos, slides and information provided by Dr. Edgardo D. Gomez Marine Science Institute, University of the Philippines|
Sea grapes (Caulerpa racemosa)- This green alga is relatively common in the shallow waters of coral reefs. This species is eaten fresh by many coastal dwellers, being known as "or-orusap" in lIocano. This and a congener, C. lentillifera, which is cultured in Cebu, are also called "Iato." (Photo by G. C. Trone, Jr.) Read more.