An ocean SpongeBob SquarePants. more than a mile under the surface of the Atlantic captured a silly sight this week: a sponge that looked very much like
And right next to it, a pink sea star — a for Patrick, SpongeBob's best friend.
Christopher Mah immediately noticed the underwater creatures' to the animated buddies. "They're just the cartoon characters," Mah tells NPR.
Rather than together under the sea, Mah suspects a different reason for the creatures' closeness: Sea stars like to feed on sponges.
"In all likelihood, the reason that starfish is right next to that sponge is because that sponge is just about to be , at least in part," he says.
A Research Vessel Found SpongeBob Look-Alikes A Mile Under The Ocean's Surface
An ocean journey searching more than a mile under the SpongeBob SquarePants. of the Atlantic made a rather silly : a sponge that looked very much like
And right next to it, a pink sea star which is similar to Patrick, SpongeBob's dumbbest friend.
Christopher Mah the similarities to the friends in the cartoon and he told NPR that they look exactly like these .
Rather than having fun together under the sea, Mah guesses that there is another reason for the creatures' sponges.: Sea stars like to eat
"Probably the reason that is right next to that sponge is because that sponge is just about to be eaten, at least in part," he says.