The endo-upwelling concept: from geothermal convection to reef construction

@article{Rougerie2004TheEC,
  title={The endo-upwelling concept: from geothermal convection to reef construction},
  author={Francis Rougerie and Bruno Wauthy},
  journal={Coral Reefs},
  year={2004},
  volume={12},
  pages={19-30}
}
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