From cartoons to real life: American Maritime and Atmospheric Agency scientistsNOAASpongeBob and Patrick discovered from the Atlantic Ocean. A yellow sponge and a pink star – features very similar to the characters in the animation – Were recorded during a voyage of 400 km from New York.
Biologist Christopher Mah posted the surprising encounter during the broadcast of the scientists on his social networks, and said that he does not usually make this kind of interaction. However, they said: “Sponge Bob and Patrick in real life!”
Biologist Christopher Ma ‘Real Life Sponge Bob and Patrick’ – Photo: Twitter / Breeding
Ma, a researcher at NOAA and the American National Museum of History, said inter-ethnic friendship is not so beautiful. In another post, he showed the image of a starfish eating a sponge. However, it is interesting to note that the two are identical to the color chosen by the cartoon, which is not very common to find, he said.
The images were captured in the last week of July during a NOAA voyage exploring the deep sea and little-known areas off the east coast of the United States. Scientific teams worked for the first time to observe parts of the ocean floor at depths of 250 to 4,000 meters. In the case of Bob and Patrick, they were found at 2,000 meters.
‘Sponge Bob and Patrick’ spotted on NOAA voyage – Photo: NOAA Ocean Exploration