Blue lagoon http://dudubluelagoon.com/ Sat, 21 May 2022 15:51:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://dudubluelagoon.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-11-120x120.png Blue lagoon http://dudubluelagoon.com/ 32 32 From Iceland – Magma collection near HS Orka and Blue Lagoon https://dudubluelagoon.com/from-iceland-magma-collection-near-hs-orka-and-blue-lagoon/ Tue, 17 May 2022 12:24:55 +0000 https://dudubluelagoon.com/from-iceland-magma-collection-near-hs-orka-and-blue-lagoon/ About one and a half million cubic meters of magma accumulated a few kilometers below the surface near the Blue Lagoon. The ground has risen a few centimeters. Expert Kristín Jónsdóttir explains the matter in detail, reports RÚV. Are you going to Iceland soon? Discover all the trips you can order from us! We carefully […]]]>
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About one and a half million cubic meters of magma accumulated a few kilometers below the surface near the Blue Lagoon. The ground has risen a few centimeters. Expert Kristín Jónsdóttir explains the matter in detail, reports RÚV.

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Kristín Jónsdóttir, nature monitoring group leader at the Icelandic Meteorological Office, says that although this collection of magma is a necessary first step for an eruption, it is not certain that it will end this way.

The magma collection is in a similar location to where it was two years ago, the difference being that it is now a bit deeper than it was then.

When asked how far the magma was from HS Orka and the Blue Lagoon, Kristín explained, “The source is actually in front of the southwest of the Blue Lagoon, west of Mount Þorbjörn. The middle is of course a little blurry, but probably a few miles away. Right now we just continue to monitor and, of course, we process that seismic data. We have measured around 400 earthquakes since midnight and activity only decreased after two earthquakes were measured there at 1am last night, one measuring 3.1 and the other 3, 2. in magnitude. »

Of course, the question everyone asks is: what is the probability that there will be an eruption? To this Kristín responds:

“It’s not possible to say for sure, but it can be said that this collection of magma is a necessary precursor to an eruption, but may not be sufficient. It just depends on how much gets in there and the conditions of the Earth’s crust.

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The Peak District’s Blue Lagoon – and the toxic truth behind it https://dudubluelagoon.com/the-peak-districts-blue-lagoon-and-the-toxic-truth-behind-it/ Thu, 05 May 2022 07:23:25 +0000 https://dudubluelagoon.com/the-peak-districts-blue-lagoon-and-the-toxic-truth-behind-it/ Every summer thousands of people visit the very pretty Blue Lagoon at Harpur Hill Quarry in the Peak District. Many take pictures and some even go in the water. With its white shoreline and striking blue color, the pool is a lure for visitors — but what many people don’t say is how dangerous the […]]]>

Every summer thousands of people visit the very pretty Blue Lagoon at Harpur Hill Quarry in the Peak District. Many take pictures and some even go in the water. With its white shoreline and striking blue color, the pool is a lure for visitors — but what many people don’t say is how dangerous the water is.

The vivid color of the water is the result of freezing rainwater mixing with minerals that have been cast off by decades of industrial quicklime burning. And the toxic mix of chemicals in the water has the same pH as bleach, which can cause skin irritation and even serious illness.

Quicklime (calcium oxide) is a chemical derived from heating limestone. It is used in a wide range of industries, including steel production, concrete manufacturing, flue gas removal, and even as a food additive.

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Harpur Hill, officially known as Hoffman Quarry, has a very long and rich history of quicklime production, with small-scale lime burning beginning in the 1600s, before large-scale quicklime production took hold. be carried out next to the quarry from 1835 to around 1952. production requirements involved the use of larger shaft kilns, which led to the use of a multi-chamber Hoffmann kiln, operated by Buxton Lime Firms Ltd.

During the Second World War the quarry was used by the RAF as a depot to store chemical weapons – the largest such site in the country at around 500 acres. Later, Harpur Hill was considered a good place to dispose of captured German chemical munitions.

The surrounding hills were used to burn weapons such as phosgene and mustard gas with bleach, sending plumes of acrid smoke into the air. Some of the mustard gas escaped as vapour, destroying nearby vegetation, DerbyshireLive reports.

The depot closed in 1960 and the area has remained vacant ever since. Incidentally, the site was also home to an RAF Mountain Rescue Team which responded to air crashes across Derbyshire.

In 1980, the Hoffmann lime kiln was demolished with the aim of creating space for an industrial area. Massive volumes of solid waste left over from burning lime were dumped in nearby landfills, creating piles of spoil contaminated with traces of quicklime and ash from the coal used in the process.

Rainwater that filters through the waste releases calcium hydroxide and in turn becomes strongly alkaline. Signs dotted around the site make it clear that the water can cause ‘skin and eye irritation, stomach problems and fungal infections such as thrush’ and that the quarry is known to contain all sorts of things you absolutely don’t want to swim with – including dead animals, droppings, car wrecks and piles of trash.

Moreover, despite its inviting Mediterranean hue, the water is extremely cold. Yet many still seem to regard the area as a popular tourist destination, causing a lot of frustration for nearby residents.

On a public holiday Monday two years ago, the influx reached a crescendo as the village of Harpur Hill teemed with around 2,000 people who had traveled miles around to soak up the sun, enjoy picnics, barbecues and listening to loud music. A petition was started for the quarry to be drained and closed, but the water was deemed too toxic to discharge and would pose a risk of contamination to local water supplies.

Last year, as in previous years, the pool was dyed black in an effort to deter bathers. Despite its reputation, the so-called Blue Lagoon is still listed on Tripadvisor under ‘Things to do in Buxton’ and the selfies with the blue water as a backdrop have been widely shared on social media Instagram.

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2022-04-20 | CSE:BLLG | Press release https://dudubluelagoon.com/2022-04-20-csebllg-press-release/ Wed, 20 Apr 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://dudubluelagoon.com/2022-04-20-csebllg-press-release/ VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / April 20, 2022 / Blue Lagoon Resources Inc. (there “Company“) (CSE:BLLG);(FSE:7BL);(OTCQB:BLAGF) is pleased to report that recent laboratory results from its 2021 Phase Two program have encountered high-grade vein intersections, some with visible gold, 100% owned, accessible year-round, the Dome Mountain Gold Project is located a 50-minute drive from Smithers, […]]]>

VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / April 20, 2022 / Blue Lagoon Resources Inc. (there “Company“) (CSE:BLLG);(FSE:7BL);(OTCQB:BLAGF) is pleased to report that recent laboratory results from its 2021 Phase Two program have encountered high-grade vein intersections, some with visible gold, 100% owned, accessible year-round, the Dome Mountain Gold Project is located a 50-minute drive from Smithers, British Columbia

Strong points:

  • 16.8 g/t Au over 0.42 meters, 22.12 g/t Au over 2.14 meters and 33.08 g/t Au over 1.40 meters in hole DM-21-200
  • 10.51 g/t Au over 1.05 meters and 14.49 g/t Au over 1.91 meters in hole DM-21-206 with visible gold

The significant new results analyzes for the holes drilled in the Chance Zone are fully summarized in Table 1. These results continue to show the high degree of prospectivity offered by the Chance Zone and clearly indicate that follow-up drilling is warranted.

Drilling in the Chance Zone was designed to test this northwest trending structural zone for high grade quartz carbonate veining. Several holes were drilled from the same pads at different azimuths designed to test the limits of the structural zone. Recent results show that several new veins were impacted in most holes, including DM-21-200 which encountered 16.8 g/t Au over 0.42 metres; 22.12 g/t Au over 2.14 meters and 33.08 g/t Au over 1.40 meterss and hole DM-21-206 which met 10.51 g/t Au over 1.05 meters and 14.49 g/t Au over 1.91 meters including some intervals displayingvisible gold (Figure 1).

Gold mineralization is consistently associated with quartz-carbonate veins containing pyrite and other sulphides including galena, sphalerite, arsenopyrite and chalcocite. Strong carbonate alteration of the host rock is pervasive and narrow, zone-parallel quartz carbonate veinlets of up to 30-50 veins per meter are common in the hangingwall and footwall of the mineralized zones.

Hole DM-21-200 was drilled from a pad 275 meters southwest of the pad for holes DM-21-186 (with visible gold) to DM-21-189. Hole 200 was drilled below vertical (-85 degrees) and encountered sulphide-rich quartz carbonate veins between 77.5 meters and 78.9 meters that contained 10% pyrite and traces at 2% arsenopyrite grading 33.08 g/t Au and 72.3 g/t Ag.

Hole DM-21-206 was drilled from a basement located 130 meters southeast of hole DM-21-200. Hole 206 was drilled at an azimuth of 235 degrees and an inclination of -50 degrees and encountered an intersection of 1.91 meters from 101.32 to 103.23 meters including visible gold at 103.10 meters grading 14.49 g/t Au and 29.2 g/t Ag hosted in a quartz carbonate vein with up to 20% pyrite.

“The significance of these intersections cannot be underestimated,” said Bill Cronk, chief geologist at Blue Lagoon Resources. “Most of the holes drilled to date have encountered multiple high-grade veins, which underscores the fact that there are many new veins to follow in the newly identified prolific Chance structural zone. Only about 1/3 of the strike of this area has been tested and every single rig drilled to date has resulted in significant gold intercepts,” he added.

Figure 1

TABLE 1

Blue Lagoon Resources Inc., Wednesday, April 20, 2022, press release photo

*Actual widths not yet defined

Geological, geochemical and structural data and observations support the current deposit model as a carbonate-hosted base metal (alkali gold) gold deposit.

QUALITY ASSURANCE AND CONTROL

Core selected for sampling was cut in half using a core saw or split using a hydraulic splitter and one half was bagged for shipment. A strict chain of custody, storage and shipping protocol has been maintained. All core preparation and analysis was performed by Bureau Veritas Minerals, located in Vancouver, British Columbia. The core was crushed, split and pulverized with 250 grams passing 200 mesh. Each sample was analyzed for gold by fire assay with ICP-MS finish (BVM code FA350) and for multi-elements by ICP 4-acid digestion with ES finish (BVM code MA250). by gravimetric fire analysis (BVM code FA550). Standards and blanks were inserted by company staff. The sampling program was undertaken by Company personnel by and under the direction of Lorrie Farrell P.Geo.

The scientific and technical data contained in this press release has been approved by William Cronk, P.Geo., a qualified person as defined in NI 43-101 and a consultant to the Company.

For more information, please contact:

Rana Vig

President and CEO

Phone: 604-218-4766

Email: rana@ranavig.com

The CSE has not reviewed and accepts no responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Information: This release includes certain statements that may be considered “forward-looking statements.” All statements contained in this release, other than statements of historical facts, which address events or developments that Blue Lagoon Resources Inc. (the “Company”) expects to occur, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts and are generally, but not always, identified by the words “expects”, “plans”, “anticipates”, “believes”, “intends”. , “estimates”, “projects”, “potential” and similar expressions, or that events or conditions “will”, “would”, “could”, “might” or “should” occur. Although the Company believes that the expectations expressed in these forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, these statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include results of exploration activities which may not show the quality and quantity necessary to continue exploring for and exploiting mineral deposits. , market prices and the continued availability of capital and financing, permitting and other approvals, and general economic, market or business conditions. Investors are cautioned that such statements are not guarantees of future performance and that actual results or developments may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on the beliefs, estimates and opinions of the Company’s management as of the date the statements are made. Except as required by applicable securities laws, the Company assumes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements if management’s beliefs, estimates or opinions, or other factors, should change.

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See the source version on accesswire.com:

https://www.accesswire.com/698128/Additional-High-Grade-Visible-Gold-Drilling-Results-From-the-Chance-Zone-at-Blue-Lagoons-Dome-Mountain-Project

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Blue Lagoon Water Park restricts visitors to Bluestone resort guests only https://dudubluelagoon.com/blue-lagoon-water-park-restricts-visitors-to-bluestone-resort-guests-only/ Tue, 19 Apr 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://dudubluelagoon.com/blue-lagoon-water-park-restricts-visitors-to-bluestone-resort-guests-only/ Pembrokeshire holiday giant Bluestone is accused of ‘letting locals down’ after making a controversial ‘exclusivity’ announcement for its Blue Lagoon water park. The subtropical indoor pool, with flumes, wave machine, lazy river and thermal pools, has been a popular day trip destination for residents and visitors to Pembrokeshire and beyond since it opened in 2008. […]]]>

Pembrokeshire holiday giant Bluestone is accused of ‘letting locals down’ after making a controversial ‘exclusivity’ announcement for its Blue Lagoon water park.

The subtropical indoor pool, with flumes, wave machine, lazy river and thermal pools, has been a popular day trip destination for residents and visitors to Pembrokeshire and beyond since it opened in 2008.

It was completely closed for over a year from the start of the coronavirus pandemic, only reopening to Bluestone customers from April 2021.

The cautious approach was taken, said a Facebook post from the attraction at the time, “after careful consideration” and the decision would be reviewed “in accordance with the latest information from the Welsh Government”.

But those looking forward to a splashy day after the pandemic, now that public pools have fully reopened, were bitterly disappointed when the decision was made by Bluestone National Park Resort to keep the facility for the exclusive use of visitors. the park near Canaston Bridge.

In a Facebook post to followers last week, Blue Lagoon said:

“We know how much you enjoy the Blue Lagoon water park, but we had to make some changes after the pandemic.

“We have decided to continue to open only to guests staying at the resort, which we understand will be disappointing for our one-day guests, but we really hope you understand.

“You can still enjoy the place by booking a stay at Bluestone National Park Resort, or, if you have a friend or family member staying at the resort, it’s possible to purchase ‘day passes’ for guest visitors” to access the water park, subject to availability.

“For more information on booking a stay at Bluestone, please contact our reservations team on reservations@bluestonewales.com

“Please continue to follow us on social media for any future news on special visitor events.”

A disgruntled resident, Brian Philips, told the Western Telegraph:

“It looks like Bluestone has turned its back on locals who have supported them with day tours since opening.

“Covid was used as a reason to exclude day visitors during the pandemic. Now that it’s over they have decided to continue without day visitors for the future.

“What a slap for the locals who supported them from the first day of the opening!”

The announcement provoked an angry reaction on Facebook, with Sharon Hayes saying: “You really let the locals down”.

Another commenter, Amy Elizabeth Rappell, said: “We used to come here over the years and support you as a business, but there’s no loyalty to us as customers. All the other pools are open normally, you don’t need to always be closed to the public.”

And her upset mum, Sarah Tvedt, added: “We literally can’t afford a vacation and coming to the Blue Lagoon was a birthday present for my neurodivergent children. Well done Bluestone for letting people less fortunate than you down, I am literally appalled.”

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Bluestone limits Blue Lagoon to resort guests only https://dudubluelagoon.com/bluestone-limits-blue-lagoon-to-resort-guests-only/ Sun, 17 Apr 2022 10:05:55 +0000 https://dudubluelagoon.com/bluestone-limits-blue-lagoon-to-resort-guests-only/ Pembrokeshire holiday giant Bluestone is accused of ‘letting locals down’ after making a controversial ‘exclusivity’ announcement for its Blue Lagoon water park. The subtropical indoor pool, with flumes, wave machine, lazy river and thermal pools, has been a popular day trip destination for residents and visitors to Pembrokeshire and beyond since it opened in 2008. […]]]>

Pembrokeshire holiday giant Bluestone is accused of ‘letting locals down’ after making a controversial ‘exclusivity’ announcement for its Blue Lagoon water park.

The subtropical indoor pool, with flumes, wave machine, lazy river and thermal pools, has been a popular day trip destination for residents and visitors to Pembrokeshire and beyond since it opened in 2008.

It was completely closed for over a year from the start of the coronavirus pandemic, only reopening to Bluestone customers from April 2021.

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The cautious approach was taken, said a Facebook post from the attraction at the time, “after careful consideration” and the decision would be reviewed “in accordance with the latest information from the Welsh Government”.

But those looking forward to a splashy day after the pandemic, now that public pools have fully reopened, were bitterly disappointed when the decision was made by Bluestone National Park Resort to keep the facility for the exclusive use of visitors. the park near Canaston Bridge.

In a Facebook post to followers last week, Blue Lagoon said:

“We know how much you enjoy the Blue Lagoon water park, but we had to make some changes after the pandemic.

“We have decided to continue to open only to guests staying at the resort, which we understand will be disappointing for our one-day guests, but we really hope you understand.

“You can still enjoy the place by booking a stay at Bluestone National Park Resort, or, if you have a friend or family member staying at the resort, it’s possible to purchase ‘day passes’ for guest visitors” to access the water park, subject to availability.

A disgruntled resident, Brian Philips, told our title sister, the Western Telegraph:

“It looks like Bluestone has turned its back on locals who have supported them with day tours since opening.

“Covid was used as a reason to exclude day visitors during the pandemic. Now that it’s over they have decided to continue without day visitors for the future.

“What a slap for the locals who supported them from the first day of the opening!”

The announcement provoked an angry reaction on Facebook, with Sharon Hayes saying: “You really let the locals down”.

Another commenter, Amy Elizabeth Rappell, said: “We used to come here over the years and support you as a business, but there’s no loyalty to us as customers. All the other pools are open normally, you don’t need to always be closed to the public.”

And her upset mum, Sarah Tvedt, added: “We literally can’t afford a vacation and coming to the Blue Lagoon was a birthday present for my neurodivergent children. Well done Bluestone for letting people less fortunate than you down, I am literally appalled.”

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Swim in a blue lagoon with underwater caverns in Ichetucknee Springs https://dudubluelagoon.com/swim-in-a-blue-lagoon-with-underwater-caverns-in-ichetucknee-springs/ Mon, 11 Apr 2022 18:30:35 +0000 https://dudubluelagoon.com/swim-in-a-blue-lagoon-with-underwater-caverns-in-ichetucknee-springs/ Are you looking for the perfect camera-ready swimming hole that will keep you cool on even the hottest Florida days? We found the perfect natural swimming spot just a day trip from Gainsville, St. Augustine and Jacksonville, Florida at Ichetucknee Springs State Park. This state park has two natural springs and one even has an […]]]>

Are you looking for the perfect camera-ready swimming hole that will keep you cool on even the hottest Florida days? We found the perfect natural swimming spot just a day trip from Gainsville, St. Augustine and Jacksonville, Florida at Ichetucknee Springs State Park. This state park has two natural springs and one even has an underwater cave that you can see with goggles.

Ichetucknee Spring

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Can you swim in Ichetucknee Spring?
Getting to Blue Hole Spring
Are there tubing in Ichetucknee Spring?
What is the cost of admission to Ichetucknee Springs State Park?
Where to Stay near Ichetucknee Springs State Park

Ichetucknee Spring is perfect for swimming

Park at the north entrance and Ichetuckness Spring is a short walk from the parking lot. You will also find a public bath, bathrooms and a playground in this same area.

This clear, blue-green swimming hole is shallow around the edges with stairs leading down to the pool. The middle of the pool was deep so parents would probably want life jackets for small children or weak swimmers.

The water is not only scenic but reaches 72 degrees all year round. Cold enough to take parents’ breath away but not enough to stop children from insisting their parents join them. Not only will the water cool you down, but the swimming area also has plenty of natural shade.

Be aware that as a natural swimming area there are natural hazards such as slippery rocks and wildlife. This is a swimming area without “jumping or diving”.

Boardwalk trail to Blue Hole Spring
Walk at Blue Hole Spring

blue hole spring

Follow a 0.5 mile trail from the north entrance over the wetlands and through the Florida Forest to Blue Hole Spring. Only experienced swimmers should swim in this spring as it is deeper and has strong currents.

We met a local who told us that the best way to see the cavern was with goggles and by swimming along the outside of the spring, then looking with the goggles to see underwater. He told us that one of the biggest mistakes he sees is swimmers trying to swim directly above the spring, but the currents are too strong to swim.

Diving at Blue Hole, Photo Credit: Columbia County Tourism Development Council
Diving at Blue Hole, Photo Credit: Columbia County Tourism Development Council

This area is completely deep and there is no shallow access. It’s worth taking a short walk, even if you don’t swim in it to see its beauty. We also saw a variety of wildlife near the spring, such as sunbathing turtles and even a snake.

You are also allowed to scuba dive in Blue Hole Spring if you are cave or grotto certified.

There are no lifeguards at either source.

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blue hole spring

Tubing at Ichetucknee Spring State Park

You can also choose to tubing down the river from the South Entrance of Ichetucknee. You can either rent tubes from local vendors or bring your own tubes (less than 60 inches).

There is a tram ride available ahead of time to the General Store if you choose to travel to the furthest point.

Be aware that the park limits the number of tubers from the mid-term launch.

Visit Ichetucknee Spring State Park

We visited in April and the park was not crowded, but online reviews indicate that the park can get crowded during the summer months and visitors should plan to arrive early.

Admission fee was $6 per vehicle.

You cannot drive through the park from the south (State Rd 27) to the north entrance (State Rd 238) so make sure you arrive at the correct entrance for your chosen activity.

8294 SW Elim Church Rd, Fort White, FL is the address given to us by the Park Ranger to get to the north entrance. It didn’t exactly lead us to the entrance, but it got us close enough to see the signage.

The online address for the south entrance is 12087 SWUS Highway 27, Fort White FL.

The park opens at 8 a.m. each day and closes at sunset. The tubing may close earlier.

Stay near Ichetucknee Springs State Park

If you liked this, check out another Florida state park with beautiful springs: Blue Springs State Park

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Environmental enthusiasts clean up Blue Lagoon Beach https://dudubluelagoon.com/environmental-enthusiasts-clean-up-blue-lagoon-beach/ Fri, 08 Apr 2022 11:48:07 +0000 https://dudubluelagoon.com/environmental-enthusiasts-clean-up-blue-lagoon-beach/ The Blue Lagoon is a major tourist attraction in Durban, offering various recreational and leisure activities. However, the lagoon has become heavily polluted due to large amounts of trash and waste moving downstream into the lagoon from the Umgeni River. Significant pollution has degraded the lagoon, which has a detrimental impact on its aesthetic value, […]]]>

The Blue Lagoon is a major tourist attraction in Durban, offering various recreational and leisure activities. However, the lagoon has become heavily polluted due to large amounts of trash and waste moving downstream into the lagoon from the Umgeni River.

Significant pollution has degraded the lagoon, which has a detrimental impact on its aesthetic value, posing a threat to tourism and recreational activities.

MMore importantly, the pollution has a negative effect on the biodiversity and natural ecosystems of the lagoon and the mouth of the Umgeni River.

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With this in mind, WILDOCEANS, in partnership with the Jonsson Foundation, with product support from Jonsson Workwear, recently organized a public cleanup of the Blue Lagoon beach.

“Given the potentially harmful effects of pollution and the importance of conservation, waste disposal and cleanup activities help improve the overall health and aesthetics of the Blue Lagoon area. The Benefits of Cleanup from the beach are obvious as they will contribute to the general improvement of the water quality at the mouth of the river and support local recreational activities It is vital to preserve this ecologically viable area important for biodiversity and tourism from Durban,” said the WILDOCEANS team.

There was a great turnout from the public, who saw a total of 124 bags of rubbish collected, weighing a total of 388 kg.

The Jonsson team also distributed T-shirts, caps and gloves to all volunteers. “A big thank you to Thembazi Ngqwala, Acting Senior Beach Supervisor of EThekwini Municipality, for collecting litter from the beach and providing more bin bags. Let’s continue to do good for our ocean and our environment,” the team added.

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Beautician Says Blue Lagoon BL+ Serum Is Worth $300 https://dudubluelagoon.com/beautician-says-blue-lagoon-bl-serum-is-worth-300/ Wed, 06 Apr 2022 22:11:03 +0000 https://dudubluelagoon.com/beautician-says-blue-lagoon-bl-serum-is-worth-300/ With the Well+Good SHOP, our editors use their years of expertise to select products (from skincare to personal care and beyond) that they bet you’ll love. Although our editors independently select these products, making a purchase through our links may earn Well+Good a commission. Good shopping! Explore the STORE Mother nature is the formulator of […]]]>
With the Well+Good SHOP, our editors use their years of expertise to select products (from skincare to personal care and beyond) that they bet you’ll love. Although our editors independently select these products, making a purchase through our links may earn Well+Good a commission. Good shopping! Explore the STORE

Mother nature is the formulator of some of our favorite skin care ingredients. You can find complexion-soothing cacti in the desert, anti-aging seaweed under the sea, and acne-fighting tree bark in the forest, but one of the places on the planet to look for powerful actives is the Iceland’s famous Blue Lagoon.

The lagoon, which you may have seen glowing a phosphorescent cerulean blue on your Instagram feed, sits between two lava fields on the Reykjanes Peninsula in the southwest corner of Iceland. Because of its proximity to all that lava, its geothermal seawater is teeming with sulfur, silica, blue-green algae and other minerals, a combination beauty editor Zoë Weiner calls “a skin saviour.” “.

Enter: BL+ Skincare’s BL+Serum, which packs all the skincare benefits of the Blue Lagoon into one bottle so you can take it with you wherever you go in the world. Yes, it’s $300, but Soho and Miami beautician Shamara Bondaroff says it’s worth every penny.

“The brand has spent 30 years of research developing this all-in-one collagen-boosting formula,” says Ása Brynjólfsdóttir, Director of Research and Development at BL+ Skincare. When used regularly, it “protects the skin barrier, provides a brightening effect, deeply hydrates and is packed with antioxidants”.

What makes the serum so special is its inclusion of the brand’s patented BL+ complex, which blends seaweed and silica, two of the Blue Lagoon’s most powerful skin-nourishing ingredients. .

Blue-green microalgae are packed with nutrients and antioxidants that “protect our skin at the cellular level,” says Bondaroff. It works to stimulate our body’s natural production of collagen (which decreases with age), leaving skin plumped and supple. Additionally, a National Library of Medicine study found that bioactive microalgae have “various biological activities [that protect] against skin disorders including hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, dry skin disorders, skin inflammation and skin cancer.”

Silica, which gives the Blue Lagoon its infamous hue, “has purifying properties that help remove skin impurities and the effects of pollution from our skin,” Bondaroff says. It acts as a gentle exfoliator and can be useful to add to your skincare routine during the warmer months when your pores are more likely to become clogged with dirt and grime. Plus, “the silica helps lock in our moisturizer, which makes this serum so hydrating, and also helps strengthen and protect our skin barrier while locking in moisture,” says Bondaroff.

While microalgae and silica are the stars of the show, the serum also includes vitamin C (a must-have for brightening skin) and three types of hyaluronic acids, which Bondaroff says “work together to hydrate skin and leave you glowing”.

When I tried the product for myself, I loved how quickly it melted into my skin. It’s super lightweight, making it perfect for warmer (and more muggy) weather, and my complexion immediately felt more hydrated after using it. It also has no fragrance, which is always a plus for my sensitive skin.

No matter your skin issues, this serum was designed for everyone. “It’s suitable for all skin types,” says Brynjólfsdóttir, adding that it’s made with “sustainable, traceable and COSMOS Natural-approved ingredients.” It’s also fragrance-free, which is great news for anyone with sensitive skin.

When I tried it myself, I was impressed with how quickly it melted into my pores. It’s super lightweight, which makes it perfect for warmer (and sweatier) weather, and my skin immediately felt more hydrated after using it. Also, it didn’t cause any irritation to my normally reactive skin tone.

While $300 for a 30ml product is definitely not cheap, we’d consider it a worthwhile investment, given that this do-it-all formula tackles a host of skin concerns in one step (and for what it’s worth, you can pick up a smaller 15ml bottle for $180). Want to try it for yourself? Buy the serum above.

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A shooting at the Blue Lagoon leaves one injured https://dudubluelagoon.com/a-shooting-at-the-blue-lagoon-leaves-one-injured/ Wed, 06 Apr 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://dudubluelagoon.com/a-shooting-at-the-blue-lagoon-leaves-one-injured/ SANTA CRUZ, CA – Police are investigating a shooting at the Blue Lagoon on Wednesday morning that left one person injured. Police responded to the bar just after 12:30 a.m. after a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, they discovered a person had been shot in the bathroom following a verbal confrontation, police said. The […]]]>

SANTA CRUZ, CA – Police are investigating a shooting at the Blue Lagoon on Wednesday morning that left one person injured.

Police responded to the bar just after 12:30 a.m. after a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, they discovered a person had been shot in the bathroom following a verbal confrontation, police said. The victim was a 24-year-old resident of Santa Cruz.

The victim’s injury was considered significant but not life-threatening.

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The suspect fled on foot before officers arrived at the scene, police said.

Santa Cruz Police detectives described the suspect as a black adult male, 20-30 years old, 6-foot-2, weighing approximately 250-275 pounds, with shoulder-length curly black hair.

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Blue Lagoon in Largs welcomes new ‘doorman’ as iconic tourist design leaves https://dudubluelagoon.com/blue-lagoon-in-largs-welcomes-new-doorman-as-iconic-tourist-design-leaves/ Sat, 02 Apr 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://dudubluelagoon.com/blue-lagoon-in-largs-welcomes-new-doorman-as-iconic-tourist-design-leaves/ A POPULAR chip shop in Largs is hoping for a busy summer season – with a little help from its new mascot. Main Street’s Blue Lagoon has removed its famous monkey in a space suit that has stood outside the store for many years and replaced it with a six-foot-tall bigfoot, which is expected to […]]]>

A POPULAR chip shop in Largs is hoping for a busy summer season – with a little help from its new mascot.

Main Street’s Blue Lagoon has removed its famous monkey in a space suit that has stood outside the store for many years and replaced it with a six-foot-tall bigfoot, which is expected to wow tourists this summer.

Blue Lagoon director Gianluca Varese says he hopes it will be as big a hit as the space primate has been over the years.

He explained: “The monkey was a really big tourist attraction – so many people would stop and take selfies with it.

“The kids thought it was great fun and it added a bit of character to the area and was a talking point for the shop.

“This year we decided to do a bit of a swap with him by going to our store in Balloch, and bigfoot coming to Largs for the summer.

“It’s quite big and we hope it will become as big a tourist attraction as the latest mascot.”

Gianluca says the store thrived during the lockdown as people sought to take advantage of delivery options.

He said: “We were able to stay through most of the pandemic doing home deliveries and takeaways.

“We had just started making deliveries before the first lockdown, and their popularity has really increased.

“Fortunately, we picked up a lot of new customs and kept a lot of them, although people tend to come into the store for their meals.”

As well as sporting a new attraction on the outside, the Blue Lagoon also underwent an interior makeover last year.

Gianluca said: “We were looking to make the store trendier and more modern and we saw a lot of young people coming in afterwards.

“Things are starting to look up and we can see the city getting busier and busier which is great.

“The good weather has meant that the weekends have already been very busy, and many businesses in the city seem to be doing well.”

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