Anybody there on Manasota Key seen the effects of this new bloom of Red Tide? We had a terrible time with Red Tide a few years ago on Sanibel Island. Family members got terribly sick (they have pre-existing breathing problems) and the beaches stunk of dead fish and piles of nasty seaweed. The shelling was dismal since most of the sand was covered with dead, smelly stuff. If I remember correctly, that Red Tide lasted several weeks Months?), and had a long-lasting effect on the beaches and wildlife. I doubt if the conditions are that bad yet, but want to cancel our Dec 1-8 trip if things continue to worsen. I understand that Nature is unpredictable.