It's like a spaceship for sharks.

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"Life support system" were the three key words that convinced me to do a video about an aquarium. Because yes: behind the scenes at The Deep, an aquarium in Hull, there's a life support system, and it deserves that name.
Thanks to all the team at The Deep! More about them: or on their channel:
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  • I guess technically it's more of a "space station for sharks", or "space station for all sorts of marine life", but that doesn't sound quite as catchy.

    Tom ScottTom Scott11 päivää sitten
    • Go to bed Tom

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    • @Nick Adams thank you Nick, I'm glad I'm not the only one who gets annoyed by that

      Patrick HudsonPatrick Hudson6 päivää sitten
    • Why did I read this in your accent?

      Robin BritzRobin Britz7 päivää sitten

      How To Watch MoviesHow To Watch Movies7 päivää sitten
    • Could have just said fish

      Scott BolandScott Boland7 päivää sitten
  • "Somewhere like this, The Deep in the city of Hull, is somewhere I'd never have visited because, well, it's in Hull." *runs away in Southern*

    Daniel HowellDaniel Howell22 tuntia sitten
  • 1:10 Why would you waste good spring water (tap) by putting salt in it. There's a big ol' ocean right there.

    DaKermitFrogDaKermitFrogPäivä sitten
  • If you play at 1.75 times you wont hear the echos

    JackJackPäivä sitten
  • Half the fun for me as a fish keeper is all the technology and gear like this. Glad you dipped your toe in!

    rpk 13rpk 13Päivä sitten
  • Silent Running coming up !

    Bill ShireBill ShirePäivä sitten
  • "We are responsible for every single life at The Deep." *proceeds to exterminate microbes via UV rays*

    Angelo NotorioAngelo NotorioPäivä sitten
  • All this money spent when the ocean does everything the fish need for free. Almost like they shouldnt be there 🤔

    SyncJrSyncJrPäivä sitten
  • This video makes me thirsty

    May NyanMay NyanPäivä sitten
  • Wow, a lot more goes into this than I thought!

    Jordan BeagleJordan BeaglePäivä sitten
  • Been to the Deep many times when I lived in Hull, never thought about it quite like this, thank you very much for this video

    Mjws2907Mjws2907Päivä sitten
  • This is the most interesting Tom Scott video for an aquaculturist and diver like me.

    JonCee【ジョンシー】JonCee【ジョンシー】Päivä sitten
  • Very cool!

    SoganoxSoganoxPäivä sitten
  • So demin water as used in the Harrier.

    Sean JosephSean Joseph2 päivää sitten
  • Am I the only one thinking of hospitals instead of spaceships when hearing 'life support' mentioned?

    Christa FrankenChrista Franken2 päivää sitten
  • What did we do to deserve your videos for 14 years, I remember the toaster one from forever ago and here you are now still slaying

    Scott RubaszewskiScott Rubaszewski2 päivää sitten
  • "School for Gifted Axolotls"

    Angry KittensAngry Kittens2 päivää sitten
  • Fascinating! I realized there were quite a few processes to keep an aquarium up and running, but I didn't know the specific details regarding those processes. Very neat 👍

    Jonathan S.Jonathan S.2 päivää sitten
  • I wonder how applicable some of these processes are for water management in space.

    Eggs BenedictEggs Benedict2 päivää sitten
  • Hello Tom! Can you do a video on how everyday appliances work? Like a lightbulb, toaster, microwave, air fryer, and whatever else you can think of, that would be cool, I love your vids btw.

    Qwertz 21Qwertz 212 päivää sitten

  • nice grain

    noam15Anoam15A2 päivää sitten
  • I really wish I knew what on earth they mean by school for gifted axolotls. I mean what are those axolotls up to? what do you have to do as an axolotl to prove that you are gifted? Where are the non-gifted axolotls. This may be my Attention Deficit but I have not been able to take in any other information from this video since seeing that sign.

    Miss CutenarMiss Cutenar2 päivää sitten
  • As interesting as this is, I am wildly disappointed to not see sharks in a spaceship

    KayKay2 päivää sitten
  • You do a smiliar thing but in a small scale for any saltwater aquarium at home.

    darw2darw23 päivää sitten
  • Amogus

    Ziggy The ZigzagoonZiggy The Zigzagoon3 päivää sitten
  • Ok tom

    svensven3 päivää sitten
  • Puts the home fish bowl to shame.

    Ross ParletteRoss Parlette3 päivää sitten
  • 0:37 I knew you would show star trek!

    266xUser a266xUser a3 päivää sitten
  • Drink every time you hear the phrase "Life support system"

    KaylusKaylus3 päivää sitten
  • I been to hull

    Sam J GlensonSam J Glenson3 päivää sitten
  • Looks like the video is too much summarized. It would have been nice to see a little more of the "uninteresting" details. Thanks, Tom

    Sam SırriSam Sırri3 päivää sitten
  • I am going down all the channels I subscribe to and asking them if they can set up a channel on Rumble ... that way I can get rid of the FIworld app but still see all the best creators who I have grown to love. Thanks in advance.

    Chris MilesChris Miles3 päivää sitten
  • Sawfish in there nice

    B0B F0SSILB0B F0SSIL3 päivää sitten
  • I think aquariums may be missing the boat... I bet a LOT more people would be eager to visit a "Spaceship for Sharks!" :)

    Brigette AndersonBrigette Anderson3 päivää sitten
  • 3:26 It's just that. An "exhibit". These are animals that should be where they belong in the seas and oceans and not held in captivity and ogled at by humans

    let's waste time togetherlet's waste time together3 päivää sitten
  • I thought this was clickbait but then I realised how interesting and cool this really is. It's like that giant greenhouse experiment in the desert somewhere, but for fish.

    NozzaNozza4 päivää sitten
  • That's cool but I'm still going to have nightmares about spaceships full of sharks... Meh, worth it.

    enoughofyourkoicarpenoughofyourkoicarp4 päivää sitten
  • .

    Ezeckel ReichertEzeckel Reichert4 päivää sitten
  • Why would I be more interested in the behind the scenes machinery and logistics of attractions like this?

    balisticjoebalisticjoe4 päivää sitten
  • one small step for fish...

    Cooper WilkinsonCooper Wilkinson4 päivää sitten
  • I reckon that this was definitely one of the AI generated video titles.

    The Fanciest Pig at the BBQThe Fanciest Pig at the BBQ4 päivää sitten
  • Hello I am a Hullian

    ArZoNiCArZoNiC4 päivää sitten
  • mm fishy

    Women RespecterWomen Respecter4 päivää sitten
  • How did you find the older, less Australian version of Derek Muller from Veritasium?

    Man plus CameraMan plus Camera4 päivää sitten
  • The aquarium could double as an aquaponic farm haha

    ThalassThalass4 päivää sitten
  • “Biology and zoology never really interested me.” That’s why we have resident ornithologist Chris Joel.

    Krystian DossKrystian Doss4 päivää sitten
  • Cool!

    Tre LTre L4 päivää sitten
  • Me as a German reading the description: "'Lebenerhaltungssystem' is one word. 🤔"

    Christopher SchelerChristopher Scheler4 päivää sitten
  • One of the places where you'll be able to see fish that haven't yet ingested microplastics

    Anthy GAnthy G4 päivää sitten
  • You should make a video about right to repair and Louis Rossmann's campaign to get it passed in Massachusetts and hopefully hopefully other places that follow.

    Chicken NuggetChicken Nugget4 päivää sitten
  • Awesome video of an amazing place!

    AlphaxAlphax4 päivää sitten
  • The best thing about this is that even if the ocean next to the aquarium is contaminated, the aquarium really isnt affected at all

    Moses RacalMoses Racal4 päivää sitten
  • Tom scott, His majesty is dead.

    Kian MKian M4 päivää sitten
  • How old are you?

    Debbie AndersonDebbie Anderson4 päivää sitten
  • You had me at sharkies!!!

    Elaine BElaine B4 päivää sitten
  • The exhibit: hmm fish The Life Support system: hmm advanced water

    Rasyiq Muhammad HanifRasyiq Muhammad Hanif4 päivää sitten
  • Just when you thought it was safe to leave the atmosphere... Jaws XXVII: Jaws... IN SPACE!!!!!

    Meat aumatonMeat aumaton4 päivää sitten
  • 1:20 i see some COPVS (Composite-overwrapped-pressure-vessel) thats nice

    Rene WRene W4 päivää sitten
  • I wonder if instead of being converted to N2 gas the nitrates could be reused elsewhere as fertiliser.

    GJ203GJ2034 päivää sitten
  • Why couldn't they just filter the sea water? Edit: Ahh it's by a river. That's why!

    James GoldsworthyJames Goldsworthy4 päivää sitten
    • And it's incredibly muddy. It would have to be left to settle for ages before it could be used.

      Mr 4571Mr 45714 päivää sitten
  • Hey I go to that aquarium, this is so bizarre to watch

    That autistic KidThat autistic Kid5 päivää sitten
  • This is very similar to the wastewater treatment systems used in treating municipal wastewater, but with the added complexity of working with salt water.

    Jethro NoltJethro Nolt5 päivää sitten
  • I never thought you weren't interested in biology.

    MarquisMarquis5 päivää sitten
  • Hey Tom, can you make a video on the navigation satellite system "Galileo". A system developed by ESA to compete with the GPS from US? As far as I know it is supposed to be way more precise and also more accessible for private people / businesses. Sounds like a cool thing and brings the European countries closer together since it has people working from all across the EU and companies from all the countries contributing to its development. I really like it's idea and I am even considering just doing my master to work for ESA and hopefully be able to contribute to this project in the future or a new one. I just really really like the idea of people from different nationalities coming together to create something to make everyone's lives better, even when those countries were at war not even 100 years ago. Thanks :)

    5G Tower 1000%5G Tower 1000%5 päivää sitten
  • Imagine end of the world those fish be dead any way. They need to be put back in the ocean imagine if corona virus was real and wiped every one out?.

    Skipper8472Skipper84725 päivää sitten
  • This might sound stupid but for long term space travel wouldn't this might actually work? For actual spaceships? For sharks at least

    Weeb PatrolWeeb Patrol5 päivää sitten
  • Tom, you haven’t been aging well. I just watched a video of you from 6 years ago but you looked 15 years younger than you are now.

    Jax BronsonJax Bronson5 päivää sitten
  • I only understood about half of what they were doing, but I appreciate the ingenuity!

    Bryce CorbittBryce Corbitt5 päivää sitten
  • It's just some fish

    Horizon Zero dawnHorizon Zero dawn5 päivää sitten
  • Everything now will sound like an AI generated idea, no matter whether or not it actually is.

    Aylén ClaqueoAylén Claqueo5 päivää sitten

    Ikay OtrofIkay Otrof5 päivää sitten
  • I just realized that you were in that one show called connect and THAT PONYTAIL THO

    Tyler NelsonTyler Nelson5 päivää sitten
  • Damn, top notch video!! I always enjoy your videos, short and full of information. Just to the point! Though I would have loved an explanation on why the microbes where exposed to UV-light. My 'slightly educated' guess is, that this is how they dispose of them. EDIT: By 'slightly educated' I mean the fact that UV-light is non-preferrable to most organisms on our planet (the atmosphere of the earth absorbs most of the shorter wavelengths - one of the keywords here is 'ozone'), which is why we humans have a chance of getting skin cancer by being exposed to the sun for too long. In short: UV-light alters our DNA, which can lead to cancer when our immune system can't dispose of those altered cells.

    SynTeX07SynTeX075 päivää sitten
  • This was an awesome video and a great thing to get some insight about. Thanks

    George AgarGeorge Agar5 päivää sitten
  • When will we run out of music melodies?

    finn van doornfinn van doorn5 päivää sitten
  • Ben Jones looks like Ben Affleck, if Ben Affleck just really liked fishies

    JustErixJustErix5 päivää sitten
  • that is an awesome building inside and out.

    The ArchitectThe Architect5 päivää sitten
  • I dare to change your chanel name to tommmyinnnit scott

    David HickeyDavid Hickey5 päivää sitten
  • maybe make sth about videos that crash discord?

    JaniseJanise5 päivää sitten
  • Can't wait to visit The Deep once it reopens

    OverclockEverythingOverclockEverything5 päivää sitten
  • It’s like a spaceship for sharks.

    BoboDoboRoboBoboDoboRobo5 päivää sitten
  • This is extremely cool and i want to work there, even if it's just cleaning haha

    Textile GeorgeTextile George5 päivää sitten
  • I wasn’t expecting this to be as interesting as it was, wow!

    DangleplumsDangleplums5 päivää sitten
  • This building is hideous.

    Not a garden gnomeNot a garden gnome5 päivää sitten
  • Video about Esperanto?

    BlarghBlargh5 päivää sitten
  • For a second I thought Ben Jones was Ben Affleck

    Jake BurgessJake Burgess5 päivää sitten
  • What an awesome video, my home town is a few miles down the road from Hull, the deep is super nostalgic since it was our go-to day out trip!

    Mia AndersonMia Anderson5 päivää sitten
  • The guide looks like a slightly older, English Veritasium

    TronTron5 päivää sitten
  • Aquariums are such magnificent places! The one in Atlanta, GA is particularly fun to visit (at least, before Covid)

    CFHoneyBadgerCFHoneyBadger5 päivää sitten
  • I'm just wondering why not just pump ocean water? The UK is an island and getting ocean water isn't difficult I'm sure

    9a3eedi9a3eedi5 päivää sitten
  • As a citizen of Hull, i appreciate you showing one of our great landmarks to your audience, great video tom!

    LewdogLewdog5 päivää sitten
  • Your missing out on the Atlanta aquarium, its like this but easily 10 times the amount of pipes and tanks, theres actually over 70 miles of pipe in the Georgia aquarium and the building has more than 11 million gallons of water in it and 1.5 million pounds of salt to go with it, the whole building is an engineering marvel

    SoraSora5 päivää sitten
  • Is that K or Na ionic resine? So both substituting salt for salt. I don't get it.

    Yanik KunitsinYanik Kunitsin5 päivää sitten
  • Nice to see hull in a video🙂

    TazzyTazzy5 päivää sitten
  • Anyone who's visited The Deep knows it's got a lot of steps. I always wondered what went on in the parts of the building behind all the doors you pass as you go. Also, if you visit once, your ticket acts as a year pass. Unfortunately we went in late 2019... :)

    Michaela TrefoilMichaela Trefoil5 päivää sitten
  • A dumb question though, why not use sea water right outside?

    killsarskillsars5 päivää sitten
  • Poor sharks

    ReubenXRReubenXR5 päivää sitten
  • I saw the thumbnail and immediately said - my man’s in HULL. Life in the North, eh?

    Mattie SheldonMattie Sheldon6 päivää sitten
  • "School for gifted axolotls"

    L. A. K.L. A. K.6 päivää sitten