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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

150 Turtles on JFK Runway Cause Airport Slowdown

Turtles Cause Flight Delays At JFK:

Flights were temporarily halted at New York's John F. Kennedy Airport on Wednesday morning after about 150 turtles ambled onto a runway.

JetBlue first tweeted news of the slowdown: “JFK is experiencing delays as the airport clears turtles off the runway.”

“We had about 150 turtles coming out of the bay this morning,“ said Marsico. ”They crossed the runway to a sandy beach area to lay their eggs.“

Marisco added that the turtles come out of the bay every year to lay their eggs and that ”staff has been out there since quarter to 7 this morning relocating them.”


  1. those turtles are really pretty.
    happy that none of them got hurt.

    this little bit of news actually brought a smile to my face unlike the majority of news these days.

    thank you to Hashem for all the creatures, big and little!

  2. The Mile High Club: