New Stamps Featuring US National Marine Sanctuaries
The U.S. Postal Service has released 16 new National Marine Sanctuaries Forever stamps. These stamps celebrate the 50th anniversary of NOAA’s National Marine Sanctuary System, which protects a network of underwater parks encompassing more than 620,000 sq. mi. of marine and Great Lakes waters. They showcase the abundant wildlife, scenic beauty and underwater archaeological treasures found throughout the sanctuary system.
Originating with Monitor National Marine Sanctuary, home to the famed Civil War shipwreck USS Monitor, to the latest designation of Wisconsin Shipwreck Coast National Marine Sanctuary, which protects unique Great Lakes resources, each sanctuary offers opportunities to explore and learn.
Learn more about the 16 new National Marine Sanctuaries Forever stamps here.
Eugene Clarke helped me discover the Sea as a teenager in 1961 at her Mote Marine facility at Midnight Pass Siesta Key, Fl. She found me spear fishing at sun rise near her home with a great hammerhead near me and was trying to get me out of the water. What she didn’t know at the time was I knew the shark from many previous fishing trips and even with my catch I knew how to control the shark. She was the same age as my mother and I had no idea what she did. After coming out of the water I thought I was going to get a mother like lecture about being eaten alive.
Instead she wanted me to come work with her at Mote. I loved it and her as well .
Capt Christopher King
Sarasota , Fl