Sea creatures are the third type of creature you can collect in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
Unlike the rest of the wildlife that can all be safely caught from on the safety of your island, you need to swim out into the ocean to find the sea creatures.
The sea creatures you can find will also change as the seasons do, much like the fish that share their waters. The in-progress sea creatures list found on this page focuses on when each creature can be found in the northern hemisphere.
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Sea creatures in Animal Crossing: New Horizons explained
These creatures have their own page in the Critterpedia and can be sold to Nook’s Cranny.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons: Sea creatures and price list
This means that it’s impossible to find every single sea creature on one day. Instead, you need to ensure that you’re exploring the depths of the sea throughout the year, even when it turns icy in the winter.
Below you’ll find all the sea creatures in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, including which months they’re available, in the order they appear in the Critterpedia.
It should be noted that the following are for the northern hemisphere. For the southern hemisphere, each set of dates will differ by six months.
Thank you to Chiiribi on reddit for the help with information!
|Animal Crossing Sea Creature||Months available||Times available||Price|
|Seaweed||October to July||24 hours||600|
|Sea Grapes||June to September||24 hours||900|
|Sea Cucumber||November to April||24 hours||500|
|Sea Pig||November to February||4pm to 9am||10000|
|Sea Star||All year||24 hours||500|
|Sea Urchin||May to September||24 hours||1700|
|Slate Pencil Urchin||May to September||4pm to 9am||2000|
|Sea Anemone||All year||24 hours||500|
|Moon Jellyfish||July to September||24 hours||600|
|Sea Slug||All year||24 hours||600|
|Pearl Oyster||All year||24 hours||2800|
|Mussel||June to December||24 hours||1500|
|Oyster||September to February||24 hours||1100|
|Scallop||All year||24 hours||1000|
|Whelk||All year||24 hours||1000|
|Turban Shell||March to May
September to December
|Abalone||June to January||4pm to 9am||2000|
|Gigas Giant Clam||May to September||24 hours||15000|
|Chambered Nautilus||March to June
September to November
|4pm to 9am||1800|
|Octopus||All year||24 hours||1200|
|Umbrella Octopus||March to May
September to November
|Vampire Squid||May to August||4pm to 9am||10000|
|Firefly Squid||March to June||9pm to 4am||1400|
|Gazami Crab||June to November||24 hours||2200|
|Dungesness Crab||November to May||24 hours||1900|
|Snow Crab||November to April||24 hours||6000|
|Red King Crab||November to March||24 hours||8000|
|Acorn Barnacle||All year||24 hours||600|
|Spider Crab||March to April||24 hours||10000|
|Tiger Prawn||June to September||4pm to 9am||3000|
|Sweet Shrimp||September to February||4pm to 9am||1400|
|Mantis Shrimp||All year||4pm to 9am||2500|
|Spiny Lobster||October to December||9pm to 4am||5000|
|Lobster||April to June
December to January
|Giant Isopod||July to October||9am to 4pm
9pm to 4am
|Horseshoe Crab||July to September||9pm to 4am||2500|
|Sea Pineapple||April to August||24 hours||1500|
|Spotted Garden Eel||May to October||4am to 9pm||1100|
|Flatworm||August to September||4pm to 9am||700|
|Venus’ Flower Basket||October to February||All day||5000|
New to Animal Crossing? Our Animal Crossing New Horizons tips can help with the basics.
Once you have settled in, you’ll want to be making as many Bells as possible, start collecting K.K. Slider songs and work on your island star rating, increase your HHA ranking, incorporate Feng Shui into your room design and acquiring kitchen furniture. You can also buy fake art from Redd.
How to catch sea creatures in Animal Crossing: New Horizons explained
If you want to start collecting sea creatures in New Horizons, then you first need to purchase a wetsuit. Wearing one of these will allow you to venture out into the sea surrounding your island.
Once you’re amongst the waves, swim around until you see a series of bubbles rising from the sea floor.
Head over to these bubbles and then begin to dive. As you do so, the camera angle will shift, giving you an overhead view of the sea, which will allow you to see a shadow sitting on the sea bed.
This shadow is the sea creature you’re hunting you and, to catch it, you need to manoeuvre your avatar over to the creature.
If you do this correctly, then you’ll automatically swim back to the surface to display your catch, which can then be found in your inventory.
Good luck on finishing the sea creature Critterpedia page!