Aesthetically-pleasing reefs are healthy reefs.
Computers recognize features that humans perceive as aesthetic.
High color intensity and diversity.
These features are good indicators of coral reef health.
High microbial diversity.
Few discernable high order objects.
Click here to generate aesthetic scores for up to ten images.
Haas AF, Guibert M, Foerschner A, Co T, Calhoun S, George E, Hatay M, Dinsdale E, Sandin SA, Smith JE, Vermeij MJA, Felts B, Dustan P, Salamon P, Rohwer F. (2015) Can we measure beauty? Computational evaluation of coral reef aesthetics. PeerJ 3:e1390