Vaadhoo (Raa Atoll)
|Administrative atoll||Northern Maalhosmadulu Atoll|
|Distance to Malé||194.46 km (120.83 mi)|
|• Length||1.450 km (0.901 mi)|
|• Width||0.400 km (0.249 mi)|
|• Total||398 (including foreigners)|
|Time zone||UTC+05:00 (MST)|
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.
Total population of island was more than 500 in 2007.
|2006-2014: Census populations|
- "Table PP5: Resident Population by sex, nationality and locality (administrative islands), 2014" (PDF). Population and Households Census 2014. National Bureau of Statistics. p. 34. Retrieved 11 August 2018.
- "Coordinate Distance Calculator". Boulter.com. Retrieved 11 August 2018.
- "Table 3.3: Total Maldivian Population by Islands" (PDF). National Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 11 August 2018.
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