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A sea turtle is a passive underwater mob that can spawn in ocean biomes.

Mechanics

Sea turtles spawn on beaches in various ocean biomes. They lay turtle eggs[1] which can hatch to produce additional sea turtles.[2]

Sea turtles can be bred with seagrass. After two sea turtles are fed seagrass, one of them will burrow into nearby sand and lay 1-4 eggs. After a few minutes, the eggs will emit a cracking sound and hatch into baby sea turtles. If a player breaks a turtle egg before it hatches, no sea turtle will emerge. Mobs such as the zombie, drowned, zombie villager, zombie pigman, stray, fox, untamed cats, husk, skeleton, wolves or ocelot will try to kill baby sea turtles and destroy turtle eggs, so players may have to guard them, to ensure they will hatch.

Baby turtles will drop any scute as they grow into an adult. It takes 5 turtle scutes to craft a turtle shell, which grants the wearer a water breathing effect.

Using turtle shells, players can craft the "turtle master" potion, which grants Resistance IV and Slowness IV.

Trivia

  • After a sea turtle lays its eggs, players will be able breed the sea turtle again.
    • Unlike other animals, turtles have a very different breeding cooldown.
  • Sea turtles, unlike other passive mobs (except fish), are water friendly.
  • Baby sea turtles are now the smallest mob in the game, being a little less than half the size of an endermite.
  • These mobs are currently the only mobs that can "breed a block" in Minecraft.
  • It is possible for an adult sea turtle to swim into a boat and become stuck. This does not affect a player's ability to use the boat, and the sea turtle will "ride along" when the boat it is used.
  • Sea Turtles are one of the only reptiles in Minecraft and one of the non-mammals, like Spiders, Bees, Silverfish, Guardians and their Elder Guardian Relatives, Cod, Salmon, Tropical Fish, Pufferfish, and Squid.

Gallery

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References

Mobs in Minecraft
Passive Mobs
BatFace.png Bat OcelotFace.png Cat ChickenFace.png Chicken CowFace.png Cow
CodBody.png Fish (various) Link=Fox Fox Glow Squid Face.png Glow Squid HorseHead.png Horse
MooshroomFace.png Mooshroom BrownMooshroomFace.png Brown Mooshroom OcelotFace.png Ocelot ParrotFace.pngParrot
PigFace.png Pig Big-rabbit-face.png Rabbit SheepFace.png Sheep Snowgolemhead.png Snow Golem
Squidface.png Squid StriderFace.png Strider TurtleFace.pngTurtle Villagerhead.png Villager
WanderingTraderFace.png Wandering Trader
Neutral Mobs
AxolotlFace.png Axolotl BeeFace.png Bee DolphinHead.png Dolphin EndermanFace.png Enderman
GoatFace.png Goat Vg face.png Iron Golem Big-llama-face.png Llama Panda FaceZ.png Panda
PiglinFace.png Piglin PolarBearFace.png Polar Bear SpiderFace.png Spider CaveSpiderFace.png Cave Spider
BetterWolfFace.png Wolf ZombifiedPiglinFace.png Zombified Piglin
Hostile Mobs
Blaze Face.png Blaze CreeperFace.png Creeper Drownedheaad.png Drowned Enderdragon Face.png Ender Dragon
EndermiteFace.png Endermite EvokerFace.png Evoker Link=Evoker Fang Evoker Fang GhastFace.png Ghast
Link=Guardian Guardian Big-elder-guardian-face.png Elder Guardian Hoglin face.pngHoglin HuskFace.png Husk
Magma Cube Face.png Magma Cube PhantomFace.png Phantom PiglinBruteFace.png Piglin Brute PillagerFace.png Pillager
RavagerFace.png Ravager Big-shulker-face.png Shulker SilverfishFace.png Silverfish SkeletonFace.png Skeleton
SlimeFace.png Slime Spider SkeletonFace.png Spider Jockey StrayFace.png Stray VexFace.png Vex
VindicatorFace.png Vindicator Warden Face.png Warden 50px-WitchFace.png Witch Wither face.png Wither
WitherSkeletonHead.png Wither Skeleton Spider WitherSkeleton.png Wither Skeleton Jockey ZoglinFace.pngZoglin ZombieFace.png Zombie
ZombieVillagerFace.png Zombie Villager
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