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23 August, 1769

 

On 23 August, 1769, James Cook wrote “saw a Grampuss [whale] and severl Pintado Birds”.

Joseph Banks wrote “Our hogs and fowls begin to die apace, of the latter a great many, want of proper food and cold which now begins to pinch even us is I suppose the cause. Afternoon calm, many Albatrosses and Pintado birds about the ship”.

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