Corals in Corrosive Waters (image) University of Edinburgh Share Print E-Mail Caption Lophelia pertusa coral in corrosive waters off Southern California Bight. Live coral growing is on bare, exposed rock with no dead coral framework. Credit National Oceanic 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.