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Who wins?
Kodiak Bear 19 (90.5%)
Steller's (Northern) Sea Lion 2 (9.5%)
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Kodiak Bear v Steller's (Northern) Sea Lion
Topic Started: Apr 24 2012, 10:02 PM (1,033 Views)
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Kodiak Bear - Ursus a. middendorffi
The Kodiak bear (Ursus arctos middendorffi), also known as the Kodiak brown bear or the Alaskan grizzly bear or American brown bear, is the largest subspecies of the brown bear. They have lived isolated from other bears for over 10,000 years. In the wild, Kodiak bears are found only on the islands in the Kodiak Archipelago off the south coast of Alaska. They are believed to have been isolated there since the last Ice Age over 10,000 years ago. Because of the abundance of food on Kodiak Island, they have smaller home ranges than any other brown bears and have no need to defend territories. The average adult male Kodiak bear stands five feet at the shoulder when on all four and can measure over 10 feet when standing upright. The average male weighs from 310 to 360 kgs. Between the springtime when they leave hibernation and the fall, their weight can increase by more than 50 percent. Females are about 20 percent smaller in size and weigh 30 percent lighter than males. Kodiak bears vary in color from beige to dark brown. Although there are Kodiak bears on record for having dimensions measuring larger than that of the polar bears', the polar bear on average is still by far the largest species of bear alive. Bears that die of natural causes live to be 20 to 25 years on average.

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Steller's (Northern) Sea Lion - Eumetopias jubatus
The Steller sea lion (Eumetopias jubatus) also known as the northern sea lion, is a threatened species of sea lion in the northern Pacific. It is the sole member of the genus Eumetopias and the largest of the eared seals (Otariidae). Among pinnipeds, it is inferior in size only to the walrus and the two elephant seals. Adult animals are lighter in color than most sea lions, ranging from pale yellow to tawny and occasionally reddish. Steller sea lion pups are born almost black, weighing around 23 kg (51 lb), and remain dark for several months. Females and males both grow rapidly until the fifth year, after which female growth slows considerably. Adult females measure 2.3–2.9 m (7.5–9.5 ft) in length, with an average of 2.5 m (8.2 ft), and weigh 240–350 kg (530–770 lb), with an average of 263 kg (580 lb). Males continue to grow until their secondary sexual traits appear in their fifth to eighth year. Males are slightly longer than the females; they grow to about 2.82–3.25 m (9.3–10.7 ft) long, with an average of 3 m (9.8 ft). Males have much wider chests, necks and general forebody structure and weigh 450–1,120 kg (990–2,500 lb), with an average of 544 kg (1,200 lb). Males are further distinguished from females by broader, higher foreheads, flatter snouts, and darker, slightly tuftier hair around their large necks, giving them a maned appearance. Indeed, their Latin name translates roughly as: "maned one with the broad forehead".

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grizzly bear vs california sea lion


If its OK, I've upsized the opponents!
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zombie
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I actually by mistake thought california sealion was the largest species, so good call upgrading the match. I believe the kodiak would win on land, but its not going to be easy. sea lion is bigger and well protected. the issue is its slow, but I wouldnt underestimate the damage it could do if it hits the bear. in water, sea lion easily.
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yigit05
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sea lion weight,stronger bite
bear win paws,agility,more muscular
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Ursus panthera
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Not an easy win for the bear but it is capable
60/40 kodiak
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Fishfreak
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on land bear after a long bloody struggle.
in water sea lion after a long bloody struggle.
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Ursus panthera
Nov 15 2012, 01:14 AM
Not an easy win for the bear but it is capable
60/40 kodiak
I agree
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TheUndertaker45
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Bear wins with relative ease.
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Vobby
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Using the weights in the OP, the average steller sea lion would have an advantage of 200+ kg, it's a lot, but I'm unsure if it's enough to balance the fact that the fight would be on land (it's pretty obvious who whins in water). The seal is very well defended, has big skull and a very strong and flexible neck. I don't know if the the bear can be strong enough to control the opponent's head for the whole fight.
I don't know, basically :P
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Vobby
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Here is a video of a fight between sea lions. They're not steller sea lions and they are not getting serious, the fight is ritualized a lot, they don't even bite each other, it's just to give an idea of the kind of movement they can do on land, which are not bad IMO
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The bear could use its paws to batter the seals head and can easy avoid the sealions bites, easy win for the bear.
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SinoDraconis Rex
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ON land at parity Bear wins IMHO.
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