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An Educational Cartoon Coloring Activity Book

  The Adventure's of Humphrey the Manatee!

Written by Micah and Stephanie Gardner and illustrated by Greg Hagbery.

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Humphrey the Manatee

I'm Humphrey the Manatee
The sea cow of Barefoot Key
Please be aware of me
You control my destiny
I'm Humphrey …"The Manatee"

I'm Humphrey the Manatee
Elephants in my family tree
The original merman in history
I'm peacefully and playfully
I'm Humphrey…"The Manatee"

Let's Go Swimming! "Bloop Bloop Bloop"

I'm Humphrey the Manatee
With my manatee family
Full of Curiosity
No Wake, No How
Everybody wave at me
I'm Humphrey ..."The Manatee"

Over time my population grew thin
In warm waters I love to swim
Red Tide is not a thing of the past
Prop scars chewing up sea grass
Lemme Fishmore, Wade and Shelly
Tidal Wave Dave, Miles and Billy
Tragedies in the Keys have occured
Humphrey's adventure needs to be heard!

I'm Humphrey the Manatee
The sea cow of Barefoot Key
Please be aware of me
You control my destiny
I'm Humphrey…"The Manatee"

Humphrey the Manatee and his best friend Lemme Fishmore, also known as "The Last Keys Critter", are searching for solutions to cleaning up the Florida Bay after learning that the water is polluted with Giant Green Algae Blooms and Red Tide Monsters, which destroy the fish and wildlife.

Humphrey and his manatee friends:  Marjory, Socrates and Sholtzee journey from Barefoot Key to the River of Gross. When they return, Lemme Fishmore leads Humphrey to marine biologists Wade and Shelly Waters. They provide Humphrey and his friends a list of solutions that will shrink the Giant Green Algae Blooms and Red Tide Monsters and Save Humphrey and his manatee family!

Here are a few locations that carry  "The Adventure's of Humphrey the Manatee Coloring Book" in the Florida Keys

In Islamorada: Ucumbe in the Village Square , Maya's Boutique at Morada Bay, Kayak Shack at Robbie's Marina, The Otherside Kiteboard Shop, History Museum, Banyan Tree, The Island Grill, Guy Harvey's Outpost, Breezy Palms, Mangrove Mike's

In Key Largo: Florida Bay Outfitters, Randy's Gift's

In Key West: Koz's Green World Gallery 

 Cheers to Everyone who is carrying Humphrey!

Don't forget to Adopt-A-Manatee at 


Clean Waters Save Manatees

Micah Gardner, Stephanie Gardner and Greg Hagbery - Humphrey the Manatee (Aug 24, 2015)

Micah Gardner is a songwriter, musician, fisherman, and tour guide who is a local fixture in the Islamorada area of the Florida Keys.  Micah's music is a mixture of reggae, bluegrass, pop and folk, from which he forms an earthy, breezy style all his own.  Micah calls himself a survivor of the changing world of the Keys, one who can "live the dream, go to work in sandals and come home to a kayak, a happy dog, and a cold beer."  He composes most of his music sitting on the dock after late night gigs, performing around the Keys and sometimes at the local Sparrow's Nest Tiki Bar, his dog Pepper sitting front stage by his side. 

Micah loves music and making people happy, but he likes "to carry a message of conservation and environmental ethic because we are only on this planet for a short time and we need to recognize our impact on the delicate balance of nature."  He also has written a play for children called "Humphrey the Manatee."  See and hear Micah (and Pepper!) perform "The Hurricane Song," on YouTube

- Nautica Ocean 2 Ocean (Feb 17, 2011)