As a result of illegal harvesting, sea turtle meat may be eaten, and shells be made into combs or eyeglass frames. The eggs of L. kempii are believed to have an aphrodisiac effect. ()
This article is unpublished.
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Klug, Z. and A. Fraser. 2006. "Lepidochelys kempii" (On-line), Animal Diversity Web. Accessed August 16, 2009 at http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/accounts/information/Lepidochelys_kempii.html.
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