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Own a Tiny Piece of Whale Rocks Preserve For $18,000

Whale Rocks Preserve is a collection of rocky islets that has become home to a variety of seabirds and marine mammals, including the threatened Steller's sea lions. A voluntary 200-yard no-entry buffer zone was put in place 2005 to keep human contact far enough away, but apparently there's one way for you to get a little closer. A half undivided interest in one of the tiny islands is up for sale. For $18,000, you can call a barren rock southwest of Lopez Island at the opening of Cattle Pass to the Straits of Juan De Fuca all yours. You can't build anything there, and the birds and seals aren't really going to care much about your legal claim to the land, but, it'll still allow you to tell people that you own your island. So, there's that.