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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   


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