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This article is unpublished.
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Nancy Shefferly, Animal Diversity Web Staff
Ann Fraser, Kalamazoo College
Zachary Klug, Kalamazoo College
Klug, Z. and A. Fraser. 2006. "Lepidochelys kempii" (On-line), Animal Diversity Web. Accessed October 25, 2009 at http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/accounts/information/Lepidochelys_kempii.html.
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