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Norway Postal Service 2004 Issue
Photograph by Erling Svensen, Espen Rekdal, and Rudolf Svensen

Marine life in Norway

Norway Postal Service has issued three new stamps with a postage values of 5.50, 6.00 and 9.00 NOK named "Marine Life in Norway" on the 2nd of January 2004. The stamps depict three different sea life species found in Norway. Each of the species shown on the stamps is as follows:

  • Coronate Medusa (Periphylla periphylla) - is a deepwater jellyfish found in all the oceans of the world except the Arctic Ocean. It usually lives and lays its eggs in waters as deep as 7000 meters. In winter the jellyfish migrates towards the surface. It has twelve tentacles and its body can be as much as 20 cm high.
  • Catfish (Anarhichas lupus) - is found all along the Norwegian coast at depths as deep as 450 meters. It is consider to be an excellent food source and is very tasty. At the present scientist are doing research to learn how to farm this catfish. It can grows as large as one meter long.
  • Little Cuttlefish (Sepiola atlantica) - is found along the south coast of Norway. It is a tiny ten-armed cephalopod that has nearly 750 relatives in the world today. The Little Cuttlefish and the Octopodia (eight arms) are the predominant species in Norwegian waters.

"Marine Life in Norway" stamps can be purchased as a single set, Sheetlets of 15 stamps, Numbered Stamp Booklet, Presentation pack, Collector's set or FDC. The stamps will be printed by Joh. Enschede, Netherlands using the Photogravure printing process.

Marine Life in Norway, Collector's set, Presentation Pack and FDC


To order these stamps or to learn more go to www.posten.no/frimerker Use the Universal currency conversion tool at www.xe.com/ucc/convert.cgi to convert currency.

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