Here you will find a range of educational materials, including marine turtle identification keys, turtle handling guidelines, videos, brochures and booklets.

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Resources from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) 
(downloadable from the page "Sea Turtles and Fisheries Observers")

Sea Turtle Life History Form and Manuals

Observer Training Videos (More videos are available from the NOAA website. When downloading, please note that the following videos have very large file sizes.)

Related Technical Memoranda

Handling and Release Quick Reference Guides


Resources from the Maldives-based Olive Ridley Project (NGO)


  • ‘Ghosts of the Indian Ocean’. Info-graphic downloadable in English and in Dhivehi.
    A 2-page educational brochure showcasing the problem of entanglement of marine turtles in discarded ('ghost') nets in the Indian Ocean. 

Videos (on YouTube)

  • 'Threats of Ghost Fishing'.
    A short animation highlighting the effects of ghost gear on sea turtles in the Indian Ocean. Produced in collaboration with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and funded by Global Blue.
  • Ghost nets of the Indian Ocean’.  
    Four-minute footage taken around the Maldives and Sri Lanka, which documents what happens when marine organisms encounter discarded or lost fishing nets at sea.


Various guidelines