Finding of marine scientists proves that “sponge Bob” Y “Patrick starIf they exist in real life, after an exploration on a seamount called the Retriever, which is 200 miles east of New York City.
A scientist from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Christopher Mah, was the one who discovered a square yellow sponge and a pink starfish that were together on the seabed, which immediately saw the resemblance to the animated characters of the small screen.
“(Laughs)… I usually avoid these kinds of references… but WOW. In real life SpongeBob and Patrick! … ”, expressed the scientist on his twitter account.
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– Christopher Mah (@echinoblog) July 27, 2021
This discovery was part of the recent expeditions that with the help of the NOAAS Okeanos Explorer, which was a ship of the United States Navy, which now became an exploratory ship for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which was officially launched in 2010.
Its main priority is focused on the collection of scientific information about the oceans for the public and for scientific uses, officials of the organization have pointed out, noting that up to 95% of the ocean remains unexplored.
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“Thanks to a fantastic combination of various technologies: deep sea submarines, HD cameras, fast and efficient webcasting and the wonder of social media, we not only have LIVE broadcasts of biology and deep sea exploration through the R / V Okeanos Explorer, We also have the ability that almost anyone can tune in and see the discoveries as they occur and observe the scientists who make these discoveries as they occur ”, explains Mah on his official website.
According to the biologist and starfish expert, the scientific name for the yellow sponge that everyone calls “SpongeBob” is Hertwigia while that of the starfish known as “Patrick” is Chondraster.
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This finding did not take long to go viral on social networks, especially by the thousands of followers around the world of the animated characters that have crossed generations and who have been excited by the scientific finding.
– M (@mwhdeere) July 30, 2021