Barbara Bernache-Baker BioBay Room

Vieques has one of the last pristine bioluminescent bays in the world. The Guinness book of World Records lists Puerto Mosquito as the most outstanding bioluminescent bay in the world.

This room, designed and developed by Mark Martin, with a tremendous amount of work from Bill Shank, and the support of a grant from NOAA, has given us a charming and entertaining way to help visitors and residents understand the threats to the bay and the need to protect the Bay for future generations.

This Room was dedicated to Barbara Bernache Baker in recognition of her immense contribution and life-long commitment to the study and preservation of Puerto Mosquito.

Barbara has a unique combination of talents.  She is a scientist, and an educator, a mother and an activist, but in many ways it is her charm and warmth, and her commitment to, and enthusiasm for, the Bay that have resulted in so much of her success.

Affectionately known as Barbarita, she may be small in stature, but her talents and commitment are huge.