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Sunday, March 1, 2015

Australia 2014
Christmas Island Red Crab Migration





ISSUE DATE: 3 March 2015
ISSUE WITHDRAWAL DATE: 28 February 2015
FDI WITHDRAWAL DATE: 10 September 2014
DENOMINATIONS: 1 x 70c, 1 x $2.10
STAMP DESIGN: Sonia Young
PRODUCT DESIGN: Sonia Young
PRINTER: RA Print
PAPER: Tullis Russell (gummed)
PRINTING PROCESS: Lithography
STAMP SIZE: 37.5 mm x 26 mm
PERFORATIONS: 13.86 x 14.6
SHEET LAYOUT: Module of 50
NATIONAL POSTMARK: Point Cook, Vic 3030





The annual Red Crab migration on Christmas Island is listed by naturalists as one of the most spectacular of all natural events. In the lead up to the wet season each year thousands of adult red crabs begin a hazardous migration from the forests to the coastline, where they will breed and spawn.

Two deadly obstacles make the journey a hazardous one for the crabs: possible dehydration from the hot sun, and being crushed to death by road traffic. Special crossings help curb the number of crab casualties during the migration season, and traffic can also be prevented from using roads when crossings are taking place.

After mating, the males migrate back to the forest, leaving the females to brood their eggs and spawn. After hatching, into free swimming larvae, the eggs grow through several stages in the ocean before they emerge as tiny crabs and make their own way back to the forests.




SET OF 2 STAMPS
SKU #18300671
PRICE: 2.80$




BLANK COVER
SKU #1830005
PRICE: 0.30$


POSTCARD
SKU #0964635


 Post Card Red Crab Migration Australia Post






GUTTER STRIP 10 x 0.70$
SKU #1830241




GUTTER STRIP 10 x 2.10$
SKU #1830242

 Gutter strip 10 x 2.10$



Stamp images and description thanks to Australia Post

Australia Post