Climate Warming Affecting Coral (image) University of Georgia Caption Drew Harvell of Cornell University photographs a giant plating Acropora coral colony with tumors in the Palmyra Atoll, Pacific Ocean. Climate warming is associated with the loss of coral symbionts and the proliferation of lethal coral diseases. Credit Bette Willis/James Cook University Usage Restrictions None 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.