Turtles took over the runway at JFK airport today, causing a number of flight delays. According to Port Authority spokesman Ron Marsico, 150 turtles came out of Jamaica Bay to lay their eggs on the sandy beach across the runway. Airport staff rounded up the turtles to relocate them to a safer spot.

JetBlue airlines tweeted about the turtle invasion earlier this morning, saying: “JFK is experiencing delays as the airport clears turtles off the runway.” This is not the first turtle takeover. In July 2009, a runway was shut down after 78 turtles crawled onto the tarmac. Ground crews returned the unexpected airport guests to the water.

Apparently, it’s the season for turtle spawning. It’s summer, and what better way to commune with nature and wildlife than a fun camping trip. Check out Travel Channel’s camping critters, essential camping gear, camping tips and more. Take a road trip! We’ll tell you how to travel the roads for a fun getaway — just stay off the runway. And we have best beach suggestions, and you don’t even have to cross dangerous airport traffic.  Just enjoy your summer and plan ahead with help from TravelChannel.com.

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