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Pebble Island (Pete Oxford/Danita Delimont Photography/Newscom)

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One of the Falkland Islands is up for sale. Pebble Island has been under private ownership since 1869 when the Dean family bought it and some neighboring islands for 400 British pounds. The Falklands, though located near Argentina, are a British overseas territory. Sam Harris, the great-great-grandson of the buyer, told the BBC that the island produces a great deal of wool but has become hard to manage. The family would like to sell to someone who is interested in farming, but they say the island has much more to offer. Pebble Island has five different species of penguins, 42 species of birds, sea lions, a 4-mile beach, and a historical site from the Falklands War.


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