In case you can’t tell that turtle isn’t sleeping or having a kip after a good squawk, that is an EX turtle. I found him floating near the western end of Harkers Island, on the incoming tide, which put it down tide of numerous sets of gills nets and pound nets. You can make whatever assumptions you wish as to the cause of its demise, or make none at all, but I figure it drowned by being held under water by a man made device. A net of some variety is the only thing that fits this story given where it was found. Poor little dude.
Here’s a quick vid clip to make it more clear.