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- Originally, the main type of low altitude vegetation consisted of a thick and continuous carpet of azorellae ("Azorella selago") on which could be established various other species such as the famous Kerguelen cabbage, "Pringlea antiscorbutica" (family Brassicaceae).
- There are also large numbers of breeding gentoo penguins, Kerguelen shags, black-faced sheathbills, brown skuas, Kerguelen and Antarctic terns, and kelp gulls.
- "Calycopteryx mosleyi", found on the Kerguelen Islands and Heard Island, is associated with the Kerguélen cabbage ("Pringlea antiscorbutica", Brassicaceae).
- In 1772, Yves-Joseph de Kerguelen-Trémarec and the naturalist Jean Guillaume Bruguière sailed to the Antarctic region in search of the fabled Terra Australis.
- In 1825, he joined Royal Sovereign that was headed to Kerguelen Island. The ship arrived on the Kerguelen, which at that time were also called Island of Desolation or just Desolation.
- The Second voyage of Kerguelen was an expedition of the French Navy to the southern Indian Ocean conducted by the 64-gun ship of the line "Roland", the 32-gun frigate "Oiseau", and the corvette "Dauphine", under Captain Kerguelen.
- Yves-Joseph de Kerguelen-Trémarec (13 February 1734 – 3 March 1797) was a French Navy officer.
- The pass is named after the Australian James Kerguelen Robinson (1859–1914), the first human born south of the Antarctic Convergence – on board the sealing ship "Offley" in Gulf of Morbihan (Royal Sound then), Kerguelen Island on 11 March 1859.
- The peak is named after the French zoologist Jean Guillaume Bruguière (1750-1798) who sailed with Yves-Joseph de Kerguelen-Trémarec to Kerguelen Islands in 1772, becoming the first scientist after Edmund Halley to visit the Antarctic region.
- The bay is named after Lieutenant Charles Marc du Boisguehenneuc (1740-1778), a member of the French expedition of Kerguelen-Trémarec who made the first recorded landing south of the Antarctic Convergence, on Kerguelen Island on 14 February 1772.
- Other birds nesting in relatively large numbers include wandering, sooty, grey-headed and Indian yellow-nosed albatrosses, northern giant petrels, blue and Kerguelen petrels, and common diving petrels.
- "Poa kerguelensis" is a species of tussock grass native to various subantarctic islands. The specific epithet refers to the type locality – the Kerguelen Islands.
- Louise Seguin was the first European woman to travel to the Antarctic region, disguised as a boy or a courtesan on the 1772–1773 voyage of Yves-Joseph de Kerguelen.
- A vagrant Commerson's dolphin — a species with two isolated populations, one along the southern coast of Argentina and the other around the Kerguelen Islands — was sighted on the Agulhas Bank in 2004.
- 120-95 Ma when the Southern and Central Kerguelen Plateau formed together with the Broken Ridge, the Kerguelen hotspot produced [...] /year, but 95-25 Ma the output decreased to [...].
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