Dark green, brown, and burnt orange head, beige torso, greenish-yellow
Dark-mustard with black pupils/irises
List of characters
Sea bears are large piranha-like fish species with grizzly bear heads who are known for attacking. They first appear in " The Camping Episode."
They are dark green, brown, beige, and greenish-yellow with claw-tipped front fins and the head of a
Ways to attract a sea bear
The following are ways that attract the sea bear:
Playing the clarinet badly as Squidward did
Waving a flashlight back and forth really fast ( Patrick says flashlights are their natural prey)
Stomping the ground ( SpongeBob says they take it as a challenge)
Eating cubed cheese; sliced is safe
Wearing a sombrero in a goofy fashion (such as upside down or tilted)
Wearing clown shoes
Wearing a hoop skirt
Screeching like a chimpanzee (from how SpongeBob and Patrick say "never, ever, ever," this is a very big attractor)
Running (makes them attack one again)
Limping (worse than running)
Crawling (even worse than limping)
Sea bear attacks are preventable by drawing an
anti-sea-bear circle in the sand. However, drawing an oval will not work. They also seem to love tummy tickles and  jellyfish jelly.
Though it is credited that
Dee Bradley Baker voiced the sea bear, additional sounds were from archival recordings from Thurl Ravenscroft (original voice of Tony the Tiger), James MacDonald (former voice of Mickey Mouse), Clarence Nash (original voice of Donald Duck), and Candy Candido (miscellaneous voices in Disney movies and attractions). The sounds of the sea bears' attacks attracts sea rhinoceros.
Role in series
"The Camping Episode"
A sea bear is the main antagonist of this episode.
Squidward did not believe in the sea bear's existence before he was attacked by one in this episode. However, SpongeBob and Patrick are fervent believers, having read about them in the
and Bikini Bottom Inquirer , which are both tabloid magazines. The sound of a sea bear attack also attracts the sea rhinoceros.
Fake Science Monthly
A sea bear chases SpongeBob, Patrick and Squidward.
Several other sea bears make a cameo appearance in the
Krusty Krab at the beginning, where SpongeBob feeds them jellyfish jelly and tickles their stomachs.
A sea bear can be seen in one of Squidward's art pieces that is ready to be sold.
They make a cameo appearance, chasing SpongeBob and the
A sea bear can be seen in one of Squidward's paintings in