Latest Kerguelen Islands Stories
One of the largest glaciers in the southern hemisphere has shrunk by a fifth in the last 40 years.
Made popular with movies like â€œMarch of the Penguinsâ€ and â€œHappy Feet,â€ the penguin in reality has a mysterious life, sometimes living for months in the ocean before coming back to land.
The Blue petrel (Halobaena caerulea), is a small seabird in the family Procellariidae. They can be found on Marion Island and Prince Edward Island, the Crozet Islands, the Kerguelen archipelago, Macquarie Island and South Georgia. At sea they range widely from Australia to South Africa, South America and Antarctica. The Blue petrel is the only member of the genus Halobaena. Its plumage, which is white on the underside of the body and gray with the distinct M banding across the upper sides...
- Growing in low tufty patches.