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Some of the new stamps feature, from left, a Treefish, Brown Pelican, Yellowtail Rockfish, Western Gull and Pacific Rock Crab under a Jeweled Top Snail.
updated 9/30/2009 4:28:19 PM ET 2009-09-30T20:28:19

The post office is taking a dive for its latest postage stamps.

A set of stamps depicting plants and animals that live in the ocean's kelp forest will be released Thursday in underwater ceremonies at the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California.

The set of 44-cent stamps is the latest in the Nature of America series and the dedication events will be held at 11:30 a.m. EDT at the aquarium's kelp forest display.

The stamps feature the brown pelican, Monterey turban snail, brooding sea anemone, treefish, western gull, southern sea otter, red sea urchin, harbor seal, lion's mane nudibranch, Pacific rock crab, jeweled top snail and many other creatures.

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