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 07.25.14--CLICK HERE! ** HD iPad-Friendly Version--Airborne 07.25.14 **
** Airborne 07.23.14--CLICK HERE! ** HD iPad-Friendly Version--Airborne 07.23.14 **
** Airborne 07.21.14--CLICK HERE! ** HD iPad-Friendly Version--Airborne 07.21.14 **

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

It's Turbo Time! AeroVee Turbo Orders Now Accepted

Will Offer Significant Performance Boost For Sonex Aircraft Sonex Aircraft announced at a press and customer briefing Sunday morning that orders are now being accepted for the long>[...]

There's A New Light Sport Amphib Coming To The Block

MVP.Aero Introduces What It Calls The Worlds 'Most Versatile Plane' A new sport plane that is designed to operate from runways, water, and snow and ice was introduced Sunday aftern>[...]

Historic OSH2014 Sponsor: Bendix-King by Honeywell

OSH2014 Sponsor: Bendix-King by Honeywell The history of the Bendix name runs parallel to the development of King Radio until the mid-1980s, when the Allied Corporation purchased B>[...]

Revolutionary OSH2014 Sponsor -- Aviation Modifications Leaders

Aviation Modifications Leaders -- Unique Solutions For Critical Applications During two decades of designing, engineering and installation of Satcom systems with Honeywell (Allied >[...]

OSH2014 Sponsor: 'Super-App' ForeFlight

LONG-TIME ANN Sponsor, ForeFlight, Provides GREAT Guidance For Oshkosh 2014! ForeFlight was founded in 2007 by aviation entrepreneurs who set out to build elegant, high-performing >[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC