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Endeavour journal, 10 January 1769 (Series 03.135)

Notes: Page header reads: 'To Cape Horn'
Author: Banks, Joseph, Sir, 1743-1820
Date: 10 January 1769
Series title: Series 03: The Endeavour journal of Joseph Banks, 25 August 1768 - 12 July 1771
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Transcript: 10. Fine weather: Seals plentifully today and a kind of birds different from any we have before seen, they were black and a little larger than pidgeons, plump like them and easily known by their flapping their wings quick as they fly contrary to the custom of sea birds in general. This evening a shoal of Porpoises swam by the ship different from any I have seen, spotted with large dabbs of white and white under the belly, in other respects as swimming &c . like common porpoises only they leap rather more nimbly, sometimes lifting their whole bodys out of the water.