||Page header reads: 'in search of the Southern Continent'
||Banks, Joseph, Sir, 1743-1820
||1 October 1769
||Series 03: The Endeavour journal of Joseph Banks, 25 August 1768 - 12 July 1771
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||1. Very little wind and yet vast quantities of small birds are about the ship which has been to us a very uncommon sight in such fine weather; a Seal seen from the ship. Several peices of sea weed are taken and among them a peice of wood quite overgrown with sertularias; it must have been a long time at Sea yet more hopes are drawn from this than the sea weed, as we now have in our possession a part of the produce of our Land of Promise. Among the weed are many sea insects which are put into spirits weed wood and all, so we shall at least have this to shew. Several whales have been seen today.