Se-Tenant Stamps – Fishes – Canada

Se-Tenant Stamps – Fishes – Canada

Canada issued  a strip of  Se-tenant stamps on Fishes ,which can be called underwater giants. All are 45c stamps.

The Atlantic sturgeon is a member of the Acipenseridae family and is among one of the oldest fish species in the world. Its range extends from New Brunswick, Canada to the eastern coast of Florida. It is considered threatened, endangered and even extinct in much of its original habitats. The fish can reach sixty years of age, fifteen feet in length and over eight hundred pounds in weight. Rather than having true scales, the Atlantic sturgeon has five rows of bony plates known as scutes

The Atlantic Bluefin tuna is one of the largest, fastest, and most gorgeously colored of all the world’s fishes. Their torpedo-shaped, streamlined bodies are built for speed and endurance. Their coloring—metallic blue on top and shimmering silver-white on the bottom—helps camouflage them from above and below. And their voracious appetite and varied diet pushes their average size to a whopping 6.5 feet (2 meters) in length and 550 pounds (250 kilograms), although much larger specimens are not uncommon.
Unfortunately for the species however, bluefin meat also happens to be regarded as surpassingly delicious and overfishing throughout their range has driven their numbers to critically low levels.

The Great White Shark, also known as great white, white pointer, white shark, or white death, is an exceptionally large lamniform shark found in coastal surface waters in all major oceans. Reaching lengths of more than 6 metres (20 ft) and weighing up to 2,240 kilograms (4,938 lb), the great white shark is arguably the world’s largest known predatory fish.

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Se- Tenant Stamps – Canada – Confederation Bridge

Se- Tenant Stamps – Canada – Confederation Bridge

The Confederation Bridge joins the eastern Canadian provinces of Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick, making travel throughout the Maritimes easy and convenient. The curved, 12.9 kilometre (8 mile) long bridge is the longest in the world crossing ice-covered water, and a decade after its construction, it endures as one of Canada’s top engineering achievements of the 20th century.

After four years of construction using crews of more than five thousand local workers, the Confederation Bridge opened to traffic in the spring of 1997 on 31 May 1997, at a total construction cost of one billion dollars. Today, the Confederation Bridge is operated by Strait Crossing Bridge Limited, headquartered in the shadow of the bridge in Borden – Carleton, Prince Edward Island.

The bridge is a two-lane highway toll bridge that carries the Trans-Canada Highway between Borden-Carleton, Prince Edward Island and Cape Jourimain, New Brunswick .

It is a multi-span post-tensioned concrete box girder structure. Most of the curved bridge is 40 metres (131 ft) above water, and it contains a 60 m (197 ft) high navigation span to permit ship traffic. The bridge rests on 62 piers, of which the 44 main piers are 250 m (820 ft) apart. The bridge is 11 m (36 ft) wide.

The speed limit on the bridge is 80 kilometres per hour (50 mph). It takes about 10 minutes to cross the bridge.

A Pair of Se-Tenant Stamps with Gutter pair issued by Canada onConfederation Bridge.

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Se-Tenant Stamps – Ukraine – Birds

Se-Tenant Stamps – Ukraine – Birds

A Se-Tenant Block of Four from Ukraine on Red Breasted Goose.

Red, black and white goose. Chestnut-red foreneck, breast and sides of head, bordered white. White flank-stripe and black belly. White rear belly and black tail. Juvenile generally duller than adult. Short neck and dark belly stand out in flight. Population approx 37,000. Listed as Endangered .

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Se-Tenant from Canada

Se-Tenant from Canada

A set of Four se-tenants from Canada in the series on Exploration of Canada. The themes include Henday on the Grasslands , Vancouver explores the coast, Fraser returning from the Pacific and Palliser surveys the west. ALL stamps in 37c denomination.

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