Aesthetically-pleasing reefs are healthy reefs.

Computers recognize features that humans perceive as aesthetic.

Computer diagram of image mapping

High color intensity and diversity.

Highly textured.

These features are good indicators of coral reef health.

High microbial diversity.

Few discernable high order objects.

Analysis features: 109 unique features

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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

Download the code

This companion repository to both sensiphi and contains the required Matlab code.