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 come in brown, green, and a lighter green. 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 again)
Limping (worse than running)
Crawling (even worse than limping)
Possibly infuriating them to much (SpongeBob tells Squidward that Sea Bears dislike him)
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 (voice of Mickey Mouse from 1947 to 1977), 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 villain of this episode.
Squidward initially 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 The Bikini Bottom Inquirer , which are both tabloid magazines. Squidward is mauled six times until he finally jumps into the dirt circle with the duo. The sea bear appears again but seeing Squidward is now protected makes the sea bear leave the area, thus saving Squidward. 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
Mentioned as "Bear-Fish" in this instance.
A sea bear can be seen in one of Squidward's paintings in
SpongeBob starts to read
Sandy's nieces a book titled , although they refuse before he can begin the first chapter.
Goldyfish and the Three Sea Bears