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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.

Gallery

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References

Mobs in Minecraft
Passive Mobs
BatFace Bat OcelotFace Cat ChickenFace Chicken CowFace Cow
CodBody Fish (various) HorseHead Horse MooshroomFace Mooshroom BrownMooshroomFace Brown Mooshroom
ParrotFaceParrot PigFace Pig Big-rabbit-face Rabbit SheepFace Sheep
Snowgolemhead Snow Golem Squidface Squid TurtleFaceTurtle Villagerhead Villager
WanderingTraderFace Wandering Trader Fox FaceZ Fox
Neutral Mobs
DolphinHead Dolphin EndermanFace Enderman Vg face Iron Golem Big-llama-face Llama
PolarBearFace Polar Bear BetterWolfFace Wolf ZombiePigmanFace Zombie Pigman PiglinFace Piglin (upcoming JE 1.16)
BeeFace Bee
Hostile Mobs
Blaze Face Blaze CaveSpiderFace Cave Spider CreeperFace Creeper Enderdragon Face Ender Dragon
EndermiteFace Endermite EvokerFace Evoker GhastFace Ghast HuskFace Husk
Magma Cube Face Magma Cube PillagerFace Pillager Big-shulker-face Shulker SilverfishFace Silverfish
SkeletonFace Skeleton SlimeFace Slime SpiderFace Spider Spider SkeletonFace Spider Jockey
50px-WitchFace Witch Wither face Wither WitherSkeletonHead Wither Skeleton Spider WitherSkeleton Wither Skeleton Jockey
ZombieFace Zombie Drownedheaad Drowned StrayFace Stray VexFace Vex
VindicatorFace Vindicator RavagerFace Ravager PhantomFace Phantom Guardian Guardian
Pillager FaceZ Illager Captain Big-elder-guardian-face Elder Guardian ZombieVillagerFace Zombie Villager Hoglin face Hoglin (upcoming JE 1.16)
Unused/Removed/Unimplemented Mobs
BeastBoyFace Beast Boy BlackSteveFace Black Steve ZombieFace Giant Illusioner Illusioner
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