Basking on the beach is not limited to humans. It seems turtles do it to.
Within a few minutes the sky was almost void of light the mass turtle migration occurred. Sixteen male turtles hauled out for the night. The behavior is called basking and it is very different from the same human behavior. I am not sure of the real reasons these turtles bask on the beach for the night. Perhaps its due to the presence of Tiger Sharks. After all for millions of years Sharks have fed at night. Food for thought anyway. THis is the second time I have observed this behavior.