Amorous Turtles Disrupt Flight Schedules At JFK

from Wildlife Promise

Terrapin After the flap about bird strikes that caused an emergency landing in the Hudson, a lower and slower species was causing problems near Jamaica Bay.

“Birds we’ve heard about.  But turtles?  It sounds too strange to be true, but 78 of the shelled creatures brought New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport to a screeching halt [July 8].  The turtles — identified as diamondback terrapins — had apparently emerged from nearby Jamaica Bay looking for breeding grounds, the New York Daily News reported.”   See full article.