Thursday, June 6, 2013

Faroe Islands

The Faroe Islands, the second of two new countries received today! Woot! The Faroe Islands are an archipelago in the North Atlantic halfway between Scotland and Iceland and are an autonomous part of Denmark. The islands are famous for having dramatic scenery and equally as dramatic weather. Card shows the high cliffs near the village of Trøllanes, on the northern island of Kalsoy.

Stamp depicts the northern prawn, Pandalus borealis, an important food resource widely fished in the Faroe Islands and elsewhere in the North Atlantic. The species is not considered overfished however, likely due to its short life expectancy and high rates of reproduction.

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