Real-Life SpongeBob SquarePants and Patrick Discovered On The Ocean Floor

Biologist Christopher Mah was watching a live feed from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) when he noticed two sea creatures bearing an uncanny resemblance to a pair of beloved animated characters:

“If we can bring positivity and we can make people happy by showing them nature,” Mah told NPR. “Well, that’s what nature has always done for us before.”

Unlike their cartoon counterparts however, the Hertwigia (sponge) and Chondraster (starfish) are not best friends.

“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 told NPR.

~ by Fionnlagh on August 3, 2021.

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