. Reports of high numbers of the microbial that causes Red Tide have been spotted off the coast of Pinellis/Manatee County and also the Charlotte/Lee county. Libby Carnahan, Pinellas County Sea Grant Extension Agent feels this out break might worse than the 2005 Red Tide.   Red Tide is caused by the harmful bacteria that produces a toxin that kills fish and other live forms it come in contact with. One of the major concerns is the smell from the Beach which burns peoples throats. Red Tide kills the tourist/snowbird economy which these areas are Depended on. Bad memories of Red Tide will effect our economy for years after a Red Tide. Might Add that while Red Tide has been around since the beginning of time, Tree Huggers blame Lawn Fertilizer run off. .