If you’re a fan of the popular animated tv series SpongeBob SquarePants, you could locate this photo of undersea wildlife particularly interesting.
At the ocean’s bottom, SpongeBob and Patrick clones have actually been discovered by a research vessel.
According to NPR, the absurd encounter took place while the Okeanos Explorer research ship, operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), was roughly 200 miles off the US Atlantic coast and submerged at a depth of 1885 meters (1.17 miles).
Christopher Mah, a research associate at the National Museum of Natural History and a partner with NOAA, was viewing the camera feed when he noticed the yellow sponge and pink sea star close to each other, that made him think of SpongeBob and his best buddy Patrick.
” I usually avoid these [references], however WOW,” Mah Tweets. “REAL LIFE Sponge bob and Patrick!”
SpongeBob and Patrick are rivals in the real world because sea stars devour sponges, despite the fact that they may be closest buddies in the animation.
According to Mah, ” Probably, the factor that starfish is right beside that sponge is because that sponge is just about to be devoured, a minimum of in part. The reality is a little crueler than perhaps a cartoon would suggest.”
Here is the cam feed where Mah saw the famous pair:
The Okeanos Explorer was engaged in a month-long exploration of the deep Atlantic Sea waters called North Atlantic Stepping Stones.