On the surface this seems like a juvenile question, but what I am looking for is a clear reasoned response detailing offenses, defenses, issues with mass differential, etc. of the two. Interest in the engagement by both creatures should be removed from the equation. (Both of these creatures represent the high end of their species)
Who would win a 13 foot / 2.5 ton Kodiak or a 130 foot / 150 ton) Blue Whale? Would there be advantages if the arena were on Land vs on sea?
Seconds on the bear.
Whale: "Doesn't look like krill....."
Bear: "WOW! That's a huge seal! I won't have to hunt for the rest of the season!"
Potted Petunias: "Oh no. Not again."
Last edited by Arctic Dave on Sat Jan 07, 2006 6:23 pm, edited 1 time in total.
I would say neither since the bear would never attack a blue whale and if it does the blue whale will simply dive in the water and swimm away
"As a biologist, I firmly believe that when you're dead, you're dead. Except for what you live behind in history. That's the only afterlife" - J. Craig Venter
Really? Someone please explain this to me..
"The Blue Whale will, in the winter, retreat to warmer waters off the coast of the Galapagos Islands in an effort to gain as much distance as possible from its' most formidable opponent; the Great Arctic Kodiak Bear. The large land-based mammals typically take to the seas in groups, known as a Sleuth Of Bears. A normal sized sleuth consisting of up to 12 adult bears can surround a pod of blue whales and, in a matter of weeks reduce the giant water-bound creatures to bones before returning home to hibernate." -Rogettes Collegiate International Encyclopedia
Hmmmm. Jonfpalmer, can you provide a the year of the encyclopedia so I can validate this quote.
Does anyone else have any data on the defenses the "pod of blue whales" would use to counter this surrounding attack performed by the Kodiaks?
Also, could you define "in winter", how long is the winter and in general which months would it encompass in a normal year?
thanks for the feedback
That's what i said. A whale can survive 2 hours under water. So wouldn't it simply go to the deep, swimm away and pop up a kilometer away?
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