During the period of incubation Steller’s eiders live in the near-shore zone in small tundra lakes. The rest of the time they spend in the sea.In Lithuania these birds are watched near Palanga and Giruliai in winter. Since 1997, the number of the Steller’s eiders wintering here has been decreasing. The second stamps depicts a BALTIC STURGEON (Acipenser sturio L.). It belongs to the Sturgeon family.It is a passer-by fish which lives in the Baltic Sea.
Formerly it would go to the River Nemunas and its tributaries for spawning and then would return back to the sea.In 19th century the Baltic Sturgeon was not a rare fish in the Baltic Sea Basin. However, it has been caught neither in the Nemunas nor in the Curonian Lagoon for the last 30 years. This cover was postmarked on 16th March 2009, traveled an estimated distance of 9,425km and took 10 days to reach me.