Corals (image) American Chemical Society Share Print E-Mail Caption The white areas on this coral are a result of bleaching. Scientists are reporting progress toward understanding how this harmful process occurs. Credit National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail 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.