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In order to improve the segmentation effect of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) ocean oil spill image and obtain accurate information of oil spill on ocean surface. Current image segmentation techniques are based on two properties called discontinuity and similarity based. In the segmentation based on discontinuity, image segmentation is performed based on a change in the intensity of the gray level of the image. Isolated points, edges and lines are identified primarily by methods based on discontinuities. In the similarity-based segmentation, the same points, lines and edges are identified. It contains region segmentation and merging, thresholds, and region growth.