Climate Warming Affecting Coral (IMAGE) University of Georgia Caption Drew Harvell of Cornell University photographs a giant plating <i>Acropora</i> 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 License Licensed content 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.