New Publication: Non-invasive estimation of coral polyp volume and surface area using optical coherence tomography

Big congratulations to Jules Jaffe on a recent publication on his approach to a non-invasive way to estimate coral polyp volume and surface area. The article details a set of algorithms that Jules developed to define the boundary between the coral polyp soft tissue and the environment, resulting in the first-ever measurements of surface area and polyp volume based on soft tissue boundaries.  Below is a video of a  rendered point cloud in 3D that shows optical backscatter magnitude in color. If you’re craving coral and interested in learning more about this system, check out the article here.