Monterey Bay has been named by NOAA as a “Large Marine Ecosystem” and a “Marine Sanctuary” so searching the internet will give you lots of information about those designations. Important to me is it’s the only place where I was out on a ship when they collected sediment. I have several samples thanks to many people; I’ve mixed them all and they are this saturated iron reddish-brown (similar to many Pacific samples where acidic environments have dissolved froams and other carbonates that lighted some mud glazes.
Interior shiny brown and exterior lavender assembled from refined materials. Blue glass thumbwell.