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Guernsey Marine Life

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Miniature Sheet Presentation Pack A convenient and attractive method of displaying and storing Guernsey Post commemorative and definitive stamp issues is the presentation pack folder. Housed in a proprietary stock card, to which is at..

Price £5.90

Set of Six Stamps Stamp Descriptions 39p - Tompot Blenny52p - Leopard-Spoteted Goby53p - Red Gurnard59p - Female Cuckoo Wrasse69p - Male Cuckoo Wrasse74p - John Dory Our sets are supplied in a robust glassine bag. Yo..

Price £3.46

First Day Cover The Philatelic Bureau offers a first day cover service in respect of all stamp issues. A set of stamps is affixed to an unaddressed, specially designed envelope and it is cancelled with a special p..

Price £4.66

Presentation Pack A convenient and attractive method of displaying and storing Guernsey Post commemorative and definitive stamp issues is the presentation pack folder. Housed in a proprietary stock card, to which is at..

Price £4.36

Miniature Sheet Stamp Description £5 - Black-face Blenny A small sheet containing one stamp set against an illustrated background. For instructions on how to download the app required to view the Augmented Reality..

Price £5.00

Miniature Sheet First Day Cover The Philatelic Bureau offers a first day cover service in respect of all stamp issues. A set of stamps is affixed to an unaddressed, specially designed envelope and it is cancelled with a special pi..

Price £6.20

Sheets of 10 Some of our stamp issues are produced in sheets of ten. This enables collectors to obtain cost-effective sheets of each value with the name of the designer, printer and printer’s information and ‘traf..

Price £34.60

Description

Sue Daly is a wildlife film-maker, photographer and writer based in the tiny channel island of Sark. 

Sue’s wonderful underwater images feature on our Marine Life issue which also includes a very special miniature sheet which, using the wizardry of Augmented Reality transports you under the ocean with Sue to watch just what goes on beneath the waves.

We caught up with Sue and asked her about her underwater adventures: 

GP: What do you particularly enjoy about diving around the Channel Islands? 

SD: I love exploring beneath the waves and particularly around my home island of Sark. I’ve been diving in the Islands for over 24 years and am still just as fascinated by the sheer variety of wonderful marine life we have on our doorstep and I always surface wanting to see more. 

GP: Do you have a favourite area and what makes it so special to you?  

SD: The Gouliot Caves are one of my favourite areas, just four metres deep but lined with thousands of anemones. I also enjoy the deeper walls and reefs off the south east of Sark such as L’Etac and the Vingt Clos their sheer walls are covered in corals, sponges and all sorts of other marine animals. 

GP: Do you have a favourite fish species and if so why? 

SD: My favourite fish, without a doubt, is the Cuckoo Wrasse, which features in the Marine Life issue. Living in groups of females with just a single male, if anything happens to the male the oldest female changes sex and colour to take his place, such fascinating behaviour. They are also very inquisitive so actively swim up to divers, it’s strange and rather humbling being looked straight in the eye by a fish!

GP: What do you find most challenging about your work in Channel Island waters?     

SD: The water temperature can be a bit of a challenge so diving here for me definitely requires a dry suit and several layers of thermals underneath, but the greatest challenge are the tides. Almost all dives around the Bailwick need to be carefully planned and that’s even more critical on the spring tides. The plus side is that all this water surging around contributes to the richness of our marine life, as it carries masses of plankton with it, the basis of all life in the sea.

To watch the fascinating footage of the fish featured on our set of stamps please click here.

Specification

Date of Issue 20 February 2013
Designer Bridget Yabsley
Photographer Sue Daly
Printer Lowe-Martin
Values 39p, 52p, 53p, 59p, 69p, 74p
Process Offset Lithography
Stamp Size 40mm deep x 32mm wide
Sheet Size 100mm deep x 140mm wide
Sheet Stamp Size 66mm deep x 48mm wide
Paper 110gsm unwatermarked / PVA Adhesive
Sheet £5.00
Perforation 13 x 13.5
Cylinder A