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The tropical seas (also known as the island ocean) is a body of water in the Animal Crossing series, first introduced in Animal Forest +. This land feature consists of the ocean that surrounds islands on all sides. The island ocean occurs in Animal Forest +, Animal Crossing, Animal Forest e+ and Animal Crossing: New Leaf. It is absent from the original Animal Forest, Wild World and City Folk, as a result of the absence of islands in these games.
This ocean functions the same as the normal ocean in the player's town, differing primarily in its location. In Animal Crossing: New Leaf the tropical seas are lighter blue compared to the regular ocean.
In Animal Forest e+ the swordfish and puffer fish are exclusive to the island ocean, and in Animal Crossing: New Leaf these waters are the only means of obtaining giant trevally, ribbon eel, whale shark, spotted garden eel, and giant isopod.