At the London Zoo Aquarium 1928
Morris Fish, Fishing & the Ocean At the London Zoo Aquarium 1928 At the London Zoo Aquarium 1928 35 - As you would expect this contains pictures of the weird and wonderful creatures to be found at the Aquarium, but what makes this set stand out is the use of superb colour artwork. The artists responsible have managed to give the marine life a bit of a make-over and even the oddest looking specimens appear to their best advantage. Included in this set are a Perch, Star-fish, Smooth Spur-Toed Frog, Thornback Skate, Octopus and Sea-Horse. The backs contain facts about the creature including their favorite food. The Star-fish, we are told, can stay for days in the same position, but can move rapidly if disturbed. Apparently they particularly enjoy eating oysters. The Thornback Skate used to be found all around the British Isles and can vary in size between two to four feet. Unfortunately their thorny bodies are easily trapped in the nets of trawlers and there are concerns about their long-term survival in UK waters. Sea-Horses too are under threat worldwide and even back in 1928 the card says they were rarely found off the coast of England. Only two species of Sea-Horse live in these waters, but they are difficult to see as they are very good at disguising themselves spending most of their time clinging by their tail to stems of seaweed. These tiny creatures swim with their body erect but one of the most interesting things about them is that it is the male that carries the young in an abdominal pouch.
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At the London Zoo Aquarium 1928

Issuer: Morris Condition: Very Good to Excellent * These are original and NOT reprints Description: As you would expect this contains pictures of the weird and wonderful creatures to be found at the Aquarium, but what makes this set stand out is the use of superb colour artwork. The artists responsible have managed to give the marine life a bit of a make-over and even the oddest looking specimens appear to their best advantage. Included in this set are a Perch, Star-fish, Smooth Spur-Toed Frog, Thornback Skate, Octopus and Sea-Horse. The backs contain facts about the creature including their favorite food. The Star-fish, we are told, can stay for days in the same position, but can move rapidly if disturbed. Apparently they particularly enjoy eating oysters. The Thornback Skate used to be found all around the British Isles and can vary in size between two to four feet. Unfortunately their thorny bodies are easily trapped in the nets of trawlers and there are concerns about their long-term survival in UK waters. Sea-Horses too are under threat worldwide and even back in 1928 the card says they were rarely found off the coast of England. Only two species of Sea-Horse live in these waters, but they are difficult to see as they are very good at disguising themselves spending most of their time clinging by their tail to stems of seaweed. These tiny creatures swim with their body erect but one of the most interesting things about them is that it is the male that carries the young in an abdominal pouch. Number of cards in set: 35

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