How many turtles does it take to shut down a runway at a major airport?  150 is the answer!

Earlier this week, flights at Kennedy International Airport in New York were either delayed or re-routed to another runway while a herd of turtles made their annual trek across a runway. 

According to a FAA spokesperson, the turtles were on their way to a sandy area on the other side of the runway to lay eggs.   Several port authority workers helped speed along the two-hour process by carrying as many of the 150 reptiles to the other side as possible.

By 9:30 a.m., flights were back on track!  Human travelers were able to board their planes and start their prospective journies to and from the runway!