Tuesday, January 16, 2018

GERMANY ~ Common Seal - Westerland - Sylt - Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea National Park ~

... The cutest seal pup sunbathing and waving hello... on the island there are several areas where they like to stay... there are also boat tours to the sandbanks to watch seals... with so lovely a matching stamp and postmark from the Seal Caring Station in Norddeich... this station is a facility for raising young seals who were separated from their mothers due to storms, disease or human disturbance and who would otherwise have little chance of survival... Thanks a lot dear Dustin for once more a unique philatelic item!! ♥(ˆ⌣ˆԅ) ➝ My postcard and stamp week
Photo: McPhoto/Schwenk

Moinsager is a vacation home in Westerland,  a seaside town located on the German North Sea island of Sylt. It is the northernmost and largest North Sea island.  And the largest resort on the island, the local transportation hub and the centre of Sylt's tourist industry.

The Common Seal or Harbour Seal, is a true seal of the Northern Hemisphere, they inhabit the waters of the north Atlantic and north Pacific Oceans. They vary in color from black and brownish to tan or grey. Their heads are rather round and the eyes fairly large.  As all other true seals (pinnipeda) their lack earflaps,  meaning their ear canal can be seen behind their eyes. The fore flippers are relatively small, flexible and equipped with five digits. The milk of common seals contains as much as 45% milk fat. This enables the pup to more than double its weight by the time it's weaned.


Stamp:

Baby Animals
(Issued 02-01-2018)

Flora - Flowers
(Issued 13-04-2017)

1 comment:

  1. I've just seen a documentary on the North Sea incl. these adorable creatures :) the matching stamp and cancellation are a treat!

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