Posidonia meadow – national species of Monaco

December 17th, 2014

FindYourStampsValue.com is glad to introduce a new stamp issue of Monaco Post dedicated to the flora of this country. The item depicts Posidonia meadow – national species of Monaco. The issue has been already designed and is scheduled to be released on the 21st of January 2015.

This marine plant species is not seaweed, but an aquatic plant which plays a vital role in the coastal marine environment. The meadows that it forms serve as spawning grounds and nurseries for a multitude of animal species, and a source of food for still more. Its role in the environment also includes protecting the coastline from erosion, storing atmospheric carbon dioxide and producing oxygen.