First biological measurements of deep-sea corals from the Red Sea

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RODER, Cornelia, Michael L. BERUMEN, Jessica BOUWMEESTER, Enangelos PAPATHANASSIOU, Abdulaziz AL-SUWAILEM, Christian R. VOOLSTRA, 2013. First biological measurements of deep-sea corals from the Red Sea. In: Scientific Reports. Springer Nature. 3, 2802. eISSN 2045-2322. Available under: doi: 10.1038/srep02802

@article{Roder2013-10-03First-50878, title={First biological measurements of deep-sea corals from the Red Sea}, year={2013}, doi={10.1038/srep02802}, volume={3}, journal={Scientific Reports}, author={Roder, Cornelia and Berumen, Michael L. and Bouwmeester, Jessica and Papathanassiou, Enangelos and Al-Suwailem, Abdulaziz and Voolstra, Christian R.}, note={Article Number: 2802} }

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