Resources & Publications


Recent Publications by Olive Ridley Project Scientists

  1. Stelfox, Martin “Ghost Gear, The Silent Killers in Our Oceans“. Current Conservation Magazine Vol. 12 Issue 2, 2018:1 8-19.
  2. Hudgins, Ali, and Mancini “Marine Turtles of the Maldives: A field identification and conduct guide“. An IUCN Publication funded by USAID. (2017)
  3. Stelfox, Martin, Jillian Hudgins, and Michael Sweet. “A review of ghost gear entanglement amongst marine mammals, reptiles and elasmobranchs.” Marine Pollution Bulletin 1.111 (2016): 6-17.
  4.  Stelfox, M. R., et al. “High mortality of Olive Ridley Turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) in ghost nets in the central Indian Ocean.” BOBLME-2015-Ecology-14 (2015): 1-23.
  5. Maldives atlas of entangled animals (IUCN)
  6. Dunbar, Stephen G., Jillian Hudgins, and Claire Jean. “Meeting Report for the 1st Photo ID Workshop, 36th Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation, Lima, Peru, 29 February 2016.” Marine Turtle Newsletter 151 (2016): 32.

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Educational Resources


The Impact of Ghost Nets in Maldives

Below you will find educational resources from Olive Ridley Project’s workshops on the impact of ghost nets in the Maldives.

Our workshops aim to spread awareness in local communities and tourist resorts about the impact of ghost nets in the Maldives, and to educate citizen scientists  in safe ghost net removal and disposal, entangled marine organism rescue, and accurate data collection.

An introduction to the Olive Ridley Project / Origin of Ghost Nets (Sessions 1 & 2)

Monitoring and Reporting Ghost Nets (Session 3)

Monitoring Marine creatures found associated with Ghost Nets (Session 5)

First Aid Procedures and Case Studies (Session 6)


 Posters & Leaflets