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Navy to the rescue. Many colonies of Gannets Sula bassana are festooned with tons of fishing-net remnants and nylon lines, and that on Les Etacs and Ortac in Alderney is no exception. On 9th November 1985, three Wessex helicopters from RNAS Culdrose followed an exercise with the Alderney Lifeboat with a visit to the

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