Spongebob and Patrick
Video courtesy of NOAA Ocean Exploration, 2021 North Atlantic Stepping Stones. Download largest version (mp4, 74.7 MB). | Download raw video: ProRes (.mov, 5.6 GB) | LowRes (.mp4, 68.7 MB) | Download image: (jpg, 543 kb)

Video of a yellow sponge (genus Hertwigia) and pink sea star (genus Chondraster) collected during Dive 19 of the 2021 North Atlantic Stepping Stones expedition. Images of the pair have captured the attention of the public and the media due to their resemblance to the cartoon characters SpongeBob SquarePants and Patrick Star.

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