Injured Corals (image) University at Buffalo Share Print E-Mail Caption Damaged gorgonian corals on a reef off the coast of St. John, US Virgin Islands. The living tissue on many of the branches have been chipped or torn off, leaving only the dark non-living core of the branch. Credit Credit: Howard Lasker Usage Restrictions This image may only be used with news stories discussing the research in the associated press release. 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.