Vaadhoo (Raa Atoll)
|Administrative atoll||Northern Maalhosmadulu Atoll|
|Distance to Malé||194.36 km (120.77 mi)|
|• Length||1.450 km (0.901 mi)|
|• Width||0.400 km (0.249 mi)|
|Time zone||MST (UTC+05:00)|
Total population of island was more than 500 in 2007.
Sea of Stars on Vaadhoo Island
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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