I have a thing for turtles. My Dad and I saw one in the road in Hingham when I was a little girl- he later gave me a ceramic one that I still have and cherish. Recently on a visit to his home in Hawaii I had an unforgettable experience with turtles one morning- I was taking pictures of rocks in the water and one was right there- I didn't see him until he slowly swam by me.
They beach themselves during the day and look like they are, well, dead. But they aren't!