If you are a fan of the animated show “SpongeBob SquarePants,” you will definitely find this interesting. Biologists have discovered a real-life SpongeBob and Patrick in the depths of the sea.
It was during their routine task when Biologist Christopher Mah was watching a live feed of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). He saw two creatures in the sea that looked so much like the very famous characters from this show that goes by the names, SpongeBob and Patrick.
The bright yellow sponge and pink starfish were sadly not living in a pineapple under the sea like they do in the TV show. They were found instead at a depth of 2,000 meters on the Retriever Seamount, an extinct volcano east of New York City.
"In all likelihood, the reason that starfish is right next to that sponge is because that sponge is just about to be devoured, at least in part," Mah shared.
The character of Patrick is inspired by the pink sea atar and SpongeBob is based on a usual synthetic sponge. However, due to their close resemblance to the characters in the picture Mah posted, people have turned them into memes by adding legs and arms.
For those who actually WANT to see it? Here is Chondraster feeding on a sponge! (not the yellow "Spongebob" one though) from the #Okeanos North Atlantic canyons expedition in 2013 #realpatrick https://t.co/qmdzHV9q1E pic.twitter.com/xhqWA9k6ge— Christopher Mah (@echinoblog) July 31, 2021
Mah shared, "If we can bring positivity and we can make people happy by showing them nature. Well, that's what nature has always done for us before."