A Research Vessel Found SpongeBob Look-Alikes A Mile Under The Ocean’s Surface

A Research Vessel Found SpongeBob Look-Alikes A Mile Under The Ocean’s Surface

More than a mile underwater, the cartoon doppelgangers were found side by side.

A photo of a real-life sponge and starfish hanging out together delighted the internet. But “the reality is a little crueler than perhaps a cartoon would suggest,” says the researcher who posted it.

(Image credit: NOAA Ocean Exploration)