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Cephalopod Specimens

The Vanderbilt Museum on Long Island, New York is housed in the mansion once owned by William K. Venderbilt ll (the great-grandson of Cornelius Vanderbilt, founder of the New York Central Railroad and the Staten Island Ferry). "Willie K." was an avid sailor and collector. He travelled around the globe, collecting artifacts and natural history specimens, some from the ocean floor by Willie K. himself, as he loved to dive. The mansion is known as the Eagle's Nest, which was opened to the public as a museum at Willie K.'s bequest in 1922.

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Taken on October 26, 2008