The mythical scene of Bikini Bottom of the cartoon series has been located by American scientists to 1885 meters of depth in the North Atlantic, by the zone of New England.
A group of American scientists was searching the North Atlantic seabed on any mission, and suddenly they came across a find like almost no other.
They had hit, at a depth of 1885 meters and on a sea hill, with the real version of one of the most beloved and mythical characters of humanity: there were SpongeBob and Patrick.
A marine sponge – specifically, of the Hertwigia falcifera species – together with a sea star – Chondraster species -. The truth is that both served as inspiration for the creation of the characters, but their life is very different.
In fact, starfish feed, among other things, on sea sponges, so it is likely that the closeness of both was because it was about to devour it. No friendship.
They live on a seamount 700 km from New York
The discovery was made by a robot from the only exploratory vessel of the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. dedicated to the study and discovery of the seabed.
The mission in which they have caught SpongeBob and Patrick aims to investigate the seamounts off New England in international waters of the North Atlantic.
Specifically, the discovery of the sponge and the star together was made just a few days ago in the Retriever seamount, which is located about 700 kilometers away from New York City. So no, sadly they don’t live in a pineapple under the sea.
It has been shared in his networks by the expert Christopher Mah, a marine biologist, starfish expert, and invertebrate zoologist.
Following the scientist’s post, many users have responded to the news with their comments and memes, celebrating the existence of these beings who in real life, as well as on the television screen, seem to share “the best friendship in the world”, as described by one Twitter user.
“The Netflix adaptation of the series looks great!” Joked another.
Others have used their Photoshop skills to retouch the original image and get hilarious responses like this: