MARBLE SHARKS

My debut NFT collection, only available on Litemint.com, powered by Stellar.

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Marble Sharks are my first NFT collection that focuses on an off-chain use case of adopting 5 sea turtles being rehabilitated at Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach, Florida. Each token is a 1/1 collectible and has been paired with a specific sea turtle. Each NFT has been minted on the Stellar Blockchain via Litemint.com and is available for direct purchase of 214 XLM. Each purchase is converted to USD for an adoption & donation of the same amount to Loggerhead Marinelife Center. With this project, I aim to not only present a meaningful use case for non-fungible tokens, but to utilize my art, name, and community as a creative vessel for giving back to our oceans. This starts by helping rehabilitate these beautiful creatures that have existed in our oceans for millions of years. Join me in making history by adopting 5 cute sea turtles & owning one of my Marble Sharks!

 
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BLUE MARBLE SHARK (BRODY)

Donation Amount: 214 XLM

Brody is an adult male loggerhead sea turtle that was found floating offshore of Fort Pierce and entangled in fishing line. The line was wrapped around the turtle's neck, causing a deep constriction wound. Brody also ingested line, which was embedded into his jaw, extending into his esophagus, and trailing out the cloaca. The entanglement was removed, and the turtle passed all of the line extending out of his cloaca. Radiographs revealed mild pneumonia and free air in the turtle's coelomic cavity, possibly due to a tear in the lung. Upon arrival, Brody was put into freshwater to remove barnacles, leeches, and other epibiota that covered his body. The turtle received fluids, antibiotics, topical treatments for the constriction wounds, nebulizing treatments for pneumonia and buoyancy disorder.

 
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YELLOW MARBLE SHARK (PIKE)

Donation Amount: 214 XLM

Pike is a subadult loggerhead sea turtle patient that was found near Juno Beach Pier. The turtle is in poor health due to chronic debilitation, and was superficially hooked in its front left flipper. Pike will receive treatment and be closely monitored by hospital staff with routine diagnostics.

 
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PINK MARBLE SHARK (HEIDI)

Donation Amount: 214 XLM

Heidi is an adult female hawksbill sea turtle that was found at the FPL St. Lucie site by our colleagues at Inwater Research Group on March 4, 2021. She had predation wounds on all four flippers and underwent surgery for a partial amputation of her left rear flipper upon her arrival at Loggerhead Marinelife Center. Heidi made great progress during her rehabilitation and was cleared for release in early May. She was outfitted with a satellite transmitter to track her movements and behavior post-rehabilitation.

 
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PURPLE MARBLE SHARK (BIG CHASE)

Donation Amount: 214 XLM

Big Chase is a subadult male loggerhead sea turtle patient that was found by biologists from Inwater Research Group at FPL's St. Lucie site. The turtle is underweight, and radiographs revealed an intestinal impaction of crab shells and large barnacles. Big Chase will be closely monitored by hospital staff with routine bloodwork as he receives treatment.

 
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ORANGE MARBLE SHARK (LITTLE T)

Donation Amount: 214 XLM

Little T is an adult male loggerhead sea turtle patient that was found floating offshore of Fort Pierce. The turtle is underweight and in poor health overall due to chronic debilitation. Little T will be closely monitored by hospital staff with routine bloodwork as he receives treatment.