Interesting facts about the White Sea

The white sea is not the sea in which you want to swim, at least if you do not belong to amateurs of walrus. Located in the north of Russia, in the Murmansk region, it is characterized by severe beauty, but does not have to water procedures. It is very beautiful in summer, though, summer here is short and not too warm – the air rarely warms above 13-15 degrees Celsius.

Of all the Russian seas, Beloye is one of the smallest – less only the Azov Sea.

One of the former names of the White Sea is Studenoye.

Vikings called the White Sea “Bay of Snakes” because of its modest size and capriciously curved coastline.

Lake Baikal is three times smaller than the White Sea, but there is much more water in it, much more – almost five times.

The depth of the White Sea at its deepest point is not large – only 343 meters. The same Baikal is a dozen times deeper.

Approximately half a year in the year the White Sea is chained with ice.

In the hot summer months, the surface layer of water in the White Sea never warms above about 13 degrees Celsius. That’s why bathing here would not be the best idea.

Of all the inner seas of Russia it is the White Sea that is the only one that does not border on any other state.

During the tides, the level of the White Sea varies by about two meters.

Despite the cold climate, the waters of the White Sea are inhabited by a huge number of species of fish, including Atlantic salmon.

For the first time in history, the visit of a merchant ship of Great Britain to a seaport belonging to Russia took place here, in the White Sea.

The White Sea is so called because a fair share of the year, as noted above, it is chained with ice and covered with snow.