JFK Airport Builds 4,000 Foot Barrier To Guard Runway...From Turtles
NEW YORK - Officials are building
a 4,000-foot-long barrier to protect a runway at New York City's Kennedy Airport from Diamond Terrapins.
The turtles apparently climb out of the Jamaica Bay looking for a place to nest. Airport employees had to remove 1,300 off the tarmac during last year's mating season.
The barrier will be 8 inches wide and made of plastic piping.
Photo by Willem M. Roosenburg