57¢ 2010 - Harbour Porpoise

57¢ 2010 - Harbour Porpoise
Added by Alain Martineau
General Description : Booklet of 8 stamps, joint issue with Sweden.
Gum Type: P.V.A.
From the social and playful to the mysterious and elusive, Canada’s waterways are teeming with diverse, fascinating creatures that never fail to inspire awe and capture the imagination. This May, we’ll team up with Sweden, another country whose coastal waters abound with marine life, for a joint issue featuring the fun-loving sea otter (Enhydra lutris) and the timid harbour porpoise (Phocœna phocœna).
The shy harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) is among the smallest of whales, rarely exceeding 1.5 metres or 130 pounds. Its mottled greenish-white sides fade to almost white along the belly, helping it blend well in a marine environment. Harbour porpoises are found primarily over continental shelves in Canada in two populations: the Pacific and the Northwest Atlantic. They’re also known to spend time in bays and harbours during the summer.
Face value $0.57 Canadian dollar
Catalog code (Michel) CA 2636AS
Catalog code (Scott) CA 2387a
Catalog code Canada post Product #: 413763111; Yvert et Tellier CA 2518a WADP Numbering System - WNS CA047.10
Series Marine life
Stamp colour multicolor
Stamp use Commemorative stamp
Print run 2,200,000
Issue date 13/05/2010
Designer Martin Mörck
Paper type Tullis Russell
Print technique Lithography in 3 colours and intaglio
Printed by Sweden Post
Perforation 13+
Height 26.00 mm
Width 32.00 mm
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