There is a reason it is called the White Sea (or the Icy Sea). Winter lasts for about eight months up here, and for much of that time, the water is covered by ice and snow.
When the sea is open for navigation, the color of the White Sea, as in other seas, changes depending on the weather and the sky. But the sky here is austere and often completely colorless; the deep, cold water is opaque and for the most part has a characteristically grayish-blue tint. At sunset it resembles melted silver.
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