Bioluminescent Postage Stamps to be Unveiled Tomorrow

21 Feb 2018  Wed

The inauguration ceremony of 10 new Bioluminescent Life Forever stamps will take place at the Sunrise Theatre on Thursday. ORCA's Edie Widder has taken seven of the photographs which are featured on these stamps made of special shiny paper. The first-day open-to-all ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. at the Fort Pierce theater, 117 S. Second St.

Several important delegates like founder, CEO and senior scientist at the Ocean Research and Conservation Association, Widder, will be present at the event. The picture of glowing mushroom featured on the stamp is taken by Taylor F. Lockwood of Mount Dora. Widder's images include deep-ocean octopus; midwater jellyfish; deep-sea comb jelly; bamboo coral; marine worm; crown jellyfish; and sea pen. Bioluminescence is the scientific name given to the ability of certain animals to emit their own light.

Electric-blue light is emitted by the plankton in Indian River Lagoon emit when they are touched by an object.

Image Courtesy USPS

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