Coral with Black Band Disease (image) Ecological Society of America Caption A bleached brain coral in the Caribbean is gradually infected with black band disease. Although the remaining bleached portion recovered, the diseased portion did not. Credit Marilyn Brandt Usage Restrictions With appropriate credit. Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.