Marine scientists have spotted a real-life Spongebob SquarePants and Patrick Star underwater and quite predictably, people are going crazy for it.

Christopher Mah, a researcher affiliated with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, was exploring near an underwater mountain in the Atlantic when he quickly spotted the doubles of the 2 Nickelodeon cartoon characters.

Mah was operating a remote deep-sea vehicle earlier this week when he spotted the resemblance between the childhood figures and the real-life yellow sponge and pink sea star. The discovery was made on the side of an underwater mountain called Retriever seamount, located 200 miles east of New York City.

Taking to Twitter to share his amazing discovery, Mah wrote: "*laugh* I normally avoid these refs..but WOW. REAL LIFE Sponge bob and Patrick! #Okeanos Retriever seamount 1885 m."

Mah also added in a separate tweet the scientific names of the look-alikes.

"Scientific names: Hertwigia (sponge) and Chondraster (starfish) #Okeanos," he wrote.

After sharing the picture online, people have been amazed by the discovery and many have found the resemblance utterly hilarious.

"We didn't ask for a live-action adaptation, yet here we are," one person wrote.

While others had two very important questions...

"Where's Squidward?" asked one person. "But have they found the pineapple yet?" said another.

After making his discovery, Mah spoke with Insider and explained that he thought it would be "funny to make the comparison" as "for once was actually kind of comparable."

"I thought it would be funny to make the comparison, which for once was actually kind of comparable to the iconic images/colors of the cartoon characters," Mah said. "As a biologist who specializes in sea stars, most depictions of Patrick and Spongebob are incorrect."

There are more than 8,500 species of sponges that have been living in the ocean for the last 600 million years however, very few have actually resembled Spongebob SqaurePants' shape.

The Spongebob look-alike that Mah spotted belongs to the genus Hertwigia, while the sea star is known as a Chondraster.

Since 2010, researchers have been exploring below the Hawaiian Islands, the US Pacific Island territories, the Gulf of Mexico, and the East Coast.

"We have investigated up to 4,600-meter depths [15,000 feet, or almost 3 miles] and seen a wide range of never-before-seen ocean life, including huge deep-sea corals, much deep-sea fish, starfishes, sponges of which many are undescribed species and thus new to science," Mah said.

Mah hopes to use footage from the remote deep-sea vehicle to identify new star species.