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13 May, 1770

 

On 13 May, 1770, James Cook wrote “At 1 PM it fell calm and continued so about an hour when a breeze sprung up at NE with which we stood in shore untill 6 oClock”.

Joseph Banks wrote “Wind off shore today, it let us however come in with the land. Many porpoises were about the ship. At Noon several fires ashore, one very large which I judgd to be at least a league inland. Innumerable shoals of fish about the ship in the afternoon and some birds of the Nectris kind”.

Probably the Wedge-tailed Shearwater, Puffinus pacificus.

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