Eclipse Aerospace Assists In Rescue And Release Of Rare Turtles | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 05.23.16

Airborne 05.24.16

Airborne 05.25.16

Airborne 05.26.16

Airborne 05.20.16

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Airborne 05.23.16

Airborne 05.24.16

Airborne 05.25.16

Airborne 05.26.16

Airborne 05.20.16

AEA2016 LIVE Aero-TV: 04/27-0830ET, 04/28-1400ET, 04/29-1100ET

Sun 'n Fun 2016 Innovation Preview on Vimeo!

Sun 'n Fun 2016 Innovation Preview on YouTube!

Thu, May 10, 2012

Eclipse Aerospace Assists In Rescue And Release Of Rare Turtles

'Mason' And 'Eclipse' Among Young Turtles Returned To The Ocean

In January of this year, a large group of endangered sea turtles were rescued in the Boston area after being cold stunned near Cape Cod. The New England Aquarium had little room for the turtles and needed to find another place for eight of the most healthy turtles to recuperate. As it happened, there was an Eclipse Jet in Boston that weekend for the Eclipse Jet Experience. The South Carolina Aquarium approached Eclipse CEO Mason Holland to see if the six Kemp's Ridleys (the world's most endangered sea turtle species) and one hybrid sea turtle could hitch a ride south. Mr. Holland happily obliged their request.

Four months later, six of the eight rescued sea turtles were ready for release into the wild. They asked Mr. Holland if he wanted to assist in the release. As the SC Aquarium had named one of the turtles 'Mason' and another 'Eclipse,' he couldn't resist. 'Eclipse' is the first hybrid turtle that the South Carolina Aquarium's Sea Turtle Rescue Program has ever treated. DNA results indicate that s/he is a cross between a loggerhead and a green sea turtle.

"It was pretty fortuitous," Holland said. "A sea turtle rescue is a cool thing to be part of. Some people needed to get something done, and we were able to pitch in and help."

The lightweight Eclipse Jet is capable of cruising at more than 430 mph, but uses only about a fourth the fuel of a typical jet, so "it's as close to green as you can get with a jet," Holland said.

FMI: www.eclipse.aero 


Advertisement

More News

Icon Controversy Continues, But Icon Has Yet To Speak Up

The Company That Won't Answer Questions, May Finally Have To Do So ANN has been bombarded with info and reports concerning the health and well-being of the Icon Aircraft program...>[...]

Airborne 05.24.16: Cessna S/E Turbo-Prop, GE’s H75 Turboprop, Sonex B-Models

Also: B-29 Doc Airworthy, Aero-Calendar, Charles Taylor, Boeing-Vietjet, Flexjet Buy, Indian Mini-Shuttle, 777X Composite Wing Center Textron Aviation has finally revealed further >[...]

AeroSports Update: EAA AirVenture – What To Do…Where To Go?

Make The ‘EAA Four Corners’ Your First Stop At EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016 Even for those of us who have attended EAA AirVenture many times, when you first walk onto th>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.25.16)

The Medallion Foundation The Medallion Foundation, a non-profit aviation safety organization, embraces mentors and advocates for all aspects of aviation: Student pilots to airline >[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.25.16): Resolution Advisory

A display indication given to the pilot by the traffic alert and collision avoidance systems (TCAS II) recommending a maneuver to increase vertical separation relative to an intrud>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2016 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC