UK marine life highlighted on new stamp collection

Royal Mail has released a new set of 14 stamps displaying aquatic wildlife around the British Isles.

The UK’s waters are home to around 3,000 species of animal and plant life. The collection has been designed to “celebrate the UK’s wonderfully diverse marine life” and encourage people to protect it.

Ten stamps feature detailed pictures of various marine habitats and creatures that can all be found around the UK, including mammals, fish, anemones, crustaceans, birds, molluscs and cold-water coral reefs.

The final four showcase the marine food chain in a miniature fact sheet, created in tandem with a marine biologist. According to the Eastern Daily Press, all designs have been approved by the Queen.

The entire set costs £14.50 and will be on general sale on July 22.

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