In this video message, NOS Assistant Administrator Nicole LeBoeuf is excited to share that the U.S. Postal Service and NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries teamed up to showcase our nation’s underwater treasures with 16 new Forever® stamps to celebrate 50 years of ocean and coastal conservation. (Video Transcript)
Hello, I’m Nicole LeBoeuf, Assistant Administrator for NOAA’s National Ocean Service. To celebrate 50 years of ocean and coastal conservation, I’m excited to share with you that the U.S. Postal Service and NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries teamed up to showcase our nation’s underwater treasures with 16 new Forever® stamps. The stamps feature scenes that showcase the diverse and abundant wildlife and ecosystems that can be found throughout the National Marine Sanctuary System. These stunning images were taken by NOAA staff and others from around the nation to share the beauty of these special places with you. The stamp booklet also features a map of the National Marine Sanctuary System on the back. From towering kelp forests off the Pacific coast and dazzling coral displays in American Samoa, to underwater banks, reefs, ledges, and seamounts in the Pacific, Gulf of Mexico, and the North Atlantic, to the famed shipwrecks beneath the waters of the Great Lakes and the Potomac River in Maryland, Your national marine sanctuaries and marine national monuments have protected areas with special ecological, cultural, and historical significance for five decades. Whether you’re an avid stamp collector,frequent visitor, or ocean enthusiast,show your support for national marine sanctuaries and help us celebrate and save these spectacular places. Thank you.