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 06.27.16

Airborne 06.28.16

Airborne 06.29.16

Airborne 06.30.16

Airborne 07.01.16

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Airborne 06.27.16

Airborne 06.28.16

Airborne 06.29.16

Airborne 06.30.16

Airborne 07.01.16

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

Airborne 07.01.16: Schumer Wants Ramp Checks, Cessna App, UAVs v Model Aircraft

Also: Enhanced Vision, Barnstorming: Schumer Is Wrong, CAF Atlanta, Virgin Galactic, SmartLynx, DARPA AFRE, Raytheon Here’s a report that will have general aviation pilots sh>[...]

Airborne 07.01.16: Schumer Wants Ramp Checks, Cessna App, UAVs v Model Aircraft

Also: Enhanced Vision, Barnstorming: Schumer Is Wrong, CAF Atlanta, Virgin Galactic, SmartLynx, DARPA AFRE, Raytheon Here’s a report that will have general aviation pilots sh>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.02.16)

FAA Manufacturing Best Practices "Best Practices" are documents that are developed to provide timely information related to good operating practices identified within the aerospace>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.02.16): Tetrahedron

A device normally located on uncontrolled airports and used as a landing direction indicator.>[...]

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (07.02.16)

"Pratt & Whitney has been committed to Columbus, Georgia, for the past 30 years, having provided thousands of jobs for our residents and tremendous corporate support to our com>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

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