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Endeavour journal, 8 March 1771 (Series 03.859)

Notes: Page header reads: 'To the Cape of Good Hope'
Author: Banks, Joseph, Sir, 1743-1820
Date: 8 March 1771
Series title: Series 03: The Endeavour journal of Joseph Banks, 25 August 1768 - 12 July 1771
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Transcript: 8. Calmish. Many Birds were observd such as Albatrosses, black and grey Shearwaters cheifly setting upon the water. The surface was pretty thickly strewd with the substance that I have before often mentiond under the name of Sea Saw dust; the sea water likewise emitted a strong smell like that of Seaweeds rotting on the shore.