11th December 1768
Rio de Janeiro to Tierra del Fuego
Little wind and Clear weather the Most part of this day. Serv'd Slops* (*Slops are materials for making clothes) to the People. Wind southerly; course South 20 degrees East; distance 9 miles; latitude 25 degrees 43 minutes South, longitude 41 degrees 8 minutes West.
Joseph Banks Journal
This morn took a shark who cast up his stomack when hookd or at least appears so to do, it proves to be a female and on being opend 6 young ones were taken out of her, five of which were alive and swam briskly in a tub of water, the 6th was dead and seemd to have been so for some time.
Posted by Arborfield at 08:28