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January 25, 2019 at 1:48PM
The animated undersea world Hillenburg invented is said to have roots in the artist’s time at HSU, which he credited for developing his love of marine biology and art. He and his wife recently gave a $135,000 gift to create the Stephen Hillenburg Marine Science Research Award Endowment at the college “to provide grant awards for student research projects in marine biology, oceanography and marine fisheries,” according to a September release from HSU.