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Spike In Water Toxins Blamed For Hundreds Of Turtle Deaths On Long IslandThe number of small turtles that have washed-up dead on Long Island in the last month has doubled, a die-off scientists blame on waterborne toxins that have reached unprecedented levels for reasons that aren't entirely clear.
JFK Turtles Explain Runway Crawl On TwitterFlight delays averaged 30-minutes as planes were diverted to other runways and ground crews removed the turtles for transportation to a beach in Jamaica Bay, which borders JFK.
Flights Delayed After 150 Turtles Looking To Mate Crawl Onto JFK Airport TarmacFlights were delayed at JFK today after about 150 turtles crawled onto the tarmac in search of beaches to lay their eggs. Hear air traffic control audio inside.
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