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A protected zone, arranged on the east coast of the Principality, the submarine reserve of Larvotto extends over 14 hectares and reaches a maximum depth of 40 metres. Fishing, mooring and the circulation of motorboats are prohibited there. The stamp illustrates a Pinna nobilis, a vulnerable and protected species, broadly present in the reserve. Living in the Posidonia meadows, this large mother of pearl is an excellent natural indicator of the quality of the water.

Part Second part
Year 2010
Design Colette THURILLET
Line-engraving Jacky LARRIVIERE
Printing process 6 colours steel engraving
Issue date April 29th, 2010
Size of the stamp 30 x 40 mm vertical
Note Sheet of 10 stamps with illuminations