Vaadhoo (Raa Atoll)

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Vaadhoo
Inhabited island
Vaadhoo is located in Maldives
Vaadhoo
Vaadhoo
Location in Maldives
Coordinates: 05°51′19″N 72°59′27″E / 5.85528°N 72.99083°E / 5.85528; 72.99083Coordinates: 05°51′19″N 72°59′27″E / 5.85528°N 72.99083°E / 5.85528; 72.99083
Country Maldives
Administrative atoll Northern Maalhosmadulu Atoll
Distance to Malé 194.36 km (120.77 mi)
Dimensions
 • Length 1.450 km (0.901 mi)
 • Width 0.400 km (0.249 mi)
Population
 • Total 550
Time zone MST (UTC+05:00)

Vaadhoo (Dhivehi: ވާދޫ) is one of the inhabited islands of Raa Atoll, Maldives.

Total population of island was more than 500 in 2007.

Sea of Stars on Vaadhoo Island[edit]

Vaadhoo island is famous for the 'sea of stars.' This marine bioluminescence is generated by phytoplankton known as dinoflagellates. Woodland Hastings of Harvard University has for the first time identified a special channel in the dinoflagellate cell membrane that responds to electrical signals—offering a potential mechanism for how the algae create their unique illumination.

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