Helping Corals to Cope with Pressure (2 of 2) (image) King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST) Share Print E-Mail Caption Bleached corals from Farasan Banks in the Red Sea. Coral bleaching -- a visible footprint of climate change -- occurs when stressed corals lose their dinoflagellate symbionts. What remains is the translucent polyp tissue showing the white coral skeleton. Bleaching is followed by the death of the corals and loss of fish populations and other reef species. Credit © 2016 Anna Roik 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.