Many rotted; others were beached, and were converted into stores and lodging houses.
In 1770 Captain Cook here beached his ship the "Endeavour," to repair the damage caused by her striking a reef in the neighbourhood of the estuary, which he could only clear by throwing his guns overboard.
elasmobranch eggs may range from 50 to 95 %, based on collection of beached eggcases.
Beached in the Falklands by a gale off Cape Horn, she became a coal hulk for five years, then rotted.
The exhibition is bursting with fascinating and unusual exhibits including a tank of live piranhas, the giant mole and a beached sea creature.