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Baker's Bay is home to foraging and nesting sea turtles of up to five species. It is also home to a wide variety of sharks and large fish. Baker's Bay is created by two mangrove rivers from the island, which are important estuaries for the island's coral reef.
Dredging for a Disney Cruise Line Destination, a Premier Cruiselines cruise, caused considerable environmental damage to the corals in the area, as corals are unable to withstand continuous silting.
Golf club controversy
Baker's Bay and Gumelemi Cay are the location of the Baker's Bay Golf & Ocean Club, as well as the controversy surrounding it. In 2004, the Discovery Land Company began the megadevelopment project, which is largely believed by conservation groups to have destroyed the area. Three independent scientists believe the coral reef will be destroyed by the construction of a golf course, marina and development structures.
- Sullivan-Sealey, K.; Cushion, N.; Semon, K.; Constantine, S. (2005). "Environmental Management Program for Baker's Bay Club. Great Guana Cay, Abaco, Bahamas." (PDF). University of Miami. Retrieved 19 February 2012.
- "Sierra Club Amicus Curiae Brief". Notes from the Road. 11 April 2010. Retrieved 19 February 2012.
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