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8 July, 1771


On 8 July, 1771, James Cook wrote “Little wind and hazey weather. Swell from ye Northward”.


Joseph Banks wrote “Calm: went in boat and shot Fulmar and Manks Puffin [Manx shearwater, Puffinus puffinus] of Pennants British Zoology. Much sea weed but no more Lepades [barnacles]”.

The four volumes of the book British Zoology by Thomas Pennant were published in 1766 and 1767.

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