Over the last 8 years or so, many Caribbean Islands have been challenged by massive Sargassum algae accumulations on beaches (a Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute fact sheet here, and a high resolution link to the poster here). These accumulations may have many deleterious effects on species that utilize beach habitat, including for nesting turtles. See for instance this short paper by NCSU graduate student Andy Maurer. I havent heard much about any extreme cases in The Bahamas, but something to keep an eye on.
Sargassum Accumulations on Caribbean Beaches
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