Sea Star Re-ID 2023


This data set contains 1,204 images of 39 individual Asterias rubens sea stars (ASRU) and 983 images of 56 individual Anthenea australiae (ANAU) sea stars. For the ASRU data set, images were taken on five distinct days. For the ANAU data set, images were taken in three locations (sunlight, shaded, naturalistic exhibit) on the same day.

Citation, license, and contact information

If you use this dataset, please cite:

Wahltinez O, Wahltinez S. 2023. An Open-Source General Purpose Machine Learning Framework for Individual Animal Re-Identification Using Few-Shot Learning. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 2024.

For questions about this dataset, contact Oscar Wahltinez.

This data set is released under the Community Data License Agreement 1.0 (permissive variant).

Data format

Images are classified into folders; each folder contains all the images from a single individual. Folders beginning with “Asru” contain images of Asteria rubens; folders beginning with “Anau” contain images of Anthenea australiae.

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Posted by Dan Morris.