This Algorithm Removes Water Distortion From Underwater Images And Video

Scientists Can Finally See What Underwater Objects Really Look Like Thanks To This AlgorithmA new algorithm is allowing clear photographs of undersea plants and animals in a way that has never been done before. The results are spectacular.

A new algorithm called Sea-thru, developed by engineer and oceanographer Derya Akkaynak, removes the visual distortion caused by water from an image. This allows the viewer to see the actual colors of an object or a creature rather than the washed-out version we normally see when we take an underwater photograph.

It is hoped that Sea-thru can help scientists research the effects of climate change on our environment, or provide them with more accurate data in their everyday studies. This would also be a great addition to the toolkit of the underwater photographer. We cannot wait to see what snaps are created when this algorithm is more widely available.