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:
Filmed safely:
Edited by Michelle Martin: mrsmmartin
Audio mix by Graham Haerther
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Tom Scott
  • Tom Scott

    Tom Scott

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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.

    • C̸͙̆h̵̰̿a̶̲̳͑ó̶͖̌s̴̯̏́


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      Go to bed Tom

    • Patrick Hudson

      Patrick Hudson

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

    • Robin Britz

      Robin Britz

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      Why did I read this in your accent?

    • How To Watch Movies

      How To Watch Movies

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    • Scott Boland

      Scott Boland

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      Could have just said fish

  • Arbeedark


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    Did not expect to see The Deep on your channel... Hull finally made it eh!

  • Riley Carpenter

    Riley Carpenter

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  • All about Movies

    All about Movies

    18 jam yang lalu

    Is it just me or Tom Scott looks a lot like Watson from SHERLOCK (Martin Freeman)

  • Amie


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    Wow I’ve been there! Took ages to wait outside and it was raining, but it was a wonderful experience

  • sharpfang


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    And this device here controls how wet the water is. Sharks need very wet water to survive, and as the water sits in a tank inert, it get less and less wet. This machine restores it to the original, natural wetness through means of splishing and splashing. For every splish there must be a splash, so this part here counts them and applies a splish or a splash from the respective reservoirs to restore the balance.

  • Viking Joe Bloggs

    Viking Joe Bloggs

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    Visited a couple of times, Well worth a trip

  • Gay Bowser

    Gay Bowser

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    I went there so many times cos everywhere else nearby kinda sucks

  • Ryuji Sakamoto

    Ryuji Sakamoto

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    Tom getting distracted by a stingray is really funny to me for some reason

  • Unperson


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    When you even mention the emperor's new virus, I don't wanna watch your video anymore.
    I thought you were a REAL science guy.

  • tripwafflez _

    tripwafflez _

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    "I got an email"

  • Daniel Howell

    Daniel Howell

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    "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*

  • DaKermitFrog


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

  • Jack


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    If you play at 1.75 times you wont hear the echos

  • rpk 13

    rpk 13

    5 hari yang lalu

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

  • Bill Shire

    Bill Shire

    5 hari yang lalu

    Silent Running coming up !

  • Angelo Notorio

    Angelo Notorio

    5 hari yang lalu

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

  • SyncJr


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

  • May Nyan

    May Nyan

    5 hari yang lalu

    This video makes me thirsty

  • Jordan Beagle

    Jordan Beagle

    5 hari yang lalu

    Wow, a lot more goes into this than I thought!

  • Mjws2907


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    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

  • JonCee【ジョンシー】


    5 hari yang lalu

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

  • Soganox


    5 hari yang lalu

    Very cool!

  • Sean Joseph

    Sean Joseph

    5 hari yang lalu

    So demin water as used in the Harrier.

  • Christa Franken

    Christa Franken

    5 hari yang lalu

    Am I the only one thinking of hospitals instead of spaceships when hearing 'life support' mentioned?

  • Scott Rubaszewski

    Scott Rubaszewski

    5 hari yang lalu

    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

  • Angry Kittens

    Angry Kittens

    5 hari yang lalu

    "School for Gifted Axolotls"

  • Jonathan S.

    Jonathan S.

    5 hari yang lalu

    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 👍

  • Eggs Benedict

    Eggs Benedict

    6 hari yang lalu

    I wonder how applicable some of these processes are for water management in space.

  • Qwertz 21

    Qwertz 21

    6 hari yang lalu

    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.



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  • noam15A


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    nice grain

  • Miss Cutenar

    Miss Cutenar

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    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.

  • Kay


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    As interesting as this is, I am wildly disappointed to not see sharks in a spaceship

  • darw2


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

  • Ziggy The Zigzagoon

    Ziggy The Zigzagoon

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  • sven


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    Ok tom

  • Ross Parlette

    Ross Parlette

    7 hari yang lalu

    Puts the home fish bowl to shame.

  • 266xUser a

    266xUser a

    7 hari yang lalu

    0:37 I knew you would show star trek!

  • Kaylus


    7 hari yang lalu

    Drink every time you hear the phrase "Life support system"

  • S J Glenson

    S J Glenson

    7 hari yang lalu

    I been to hull

  • Sam Sırri

    Sam Sırri

    7 hari yang lalu

    Looks like the video is too much summarized. It would have been nice to see a little more of the "uninteresting" details.
    Thanks, Tom

  • Chris Miles

    Chris Miles

    7 hari yang lalu

    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 YouTube app but still see all the best creators who I have grown to love.
    Thanks in advance.

  • B0B F0SSIL

    B0B F0SSIL

    7 hari yang lalu

    Sawfish in there nice

  • Brigette Anderson

    Brigette Anderson

    7 hari yang lalu

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

  • let's waste time together

    let's waste time together

    7 hari yang lalu

    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

  • Nozza


    7 hari yang lalu

    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.

  • enoughofyourkoicarp


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

  • Ezeckel Reichert

    Ezeckel Reichert

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  • balisticjoe


    8 hari yang lalu

    Why would I be more interested in the behind the scenes machinery and logistics of attractions like this?

  • Cooper Wilkinson

    Cooper Wilkinson

    8 hari yang lalu

    one small step for fish...

  • The Fanciest Pig at the BBQ

    The Fanciest Pig at the BBQ

    8 hari yang lalu

    I reckon that this was definitely one of the AI generated video titles.

  • ArZoNiC


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    Hello I am a Hullian

  • Women Respecter

    Women Respecter

    8 hari yang lalu

    mm fishy

  • Man plus Camera

    Man plus Camera

    8 hari yang lalu

    How did you find the older, less Australian version of Derek Muller from Veritasium?

  • Thalass


    8 hari yang lalu

    The aquarium could double as an aquaponic farm haha

  • Krystian Doss

    Krystian Doss

    8 hari yang lalu

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

  • Tre L

    Tre L

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  • Christopher Scheler

    Christopher Scheler

    8 hari yang lalu

    Me as a German reading the description: "'Lebenerhaltungssystem' is one word. 🤔"

  • Anthy G

    Anthy G

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    One of the places where you'll be able to see fish that haven't yet ingested microplastics

  • Chicken Nugget

    Chicken Nugget

    8 hari yang lalu

    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.

  • Alphax


    8 hari yang lalu

    Awesome video of an amazing place!

  • Moses Racal

    Moses Racal

    8 hari yang lalu

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

  • Kian M

    Kian M

    8 hari yang lalu

    Tom scott, His majesty is dead.

  • Debbie Anderson

    Debbie Anderson

    8 hari yang lalu

    How old are you?

  • Elaine B

    Elaine B

    8 hari yang lalu

    You had me at sharkies!!!

  • Rasyiq Muhammad Hanif

    Rasyiq Muhammad Hanif

    8 hari yang lalu

    The exhibit: hmm fish
    The Life Support system: hmm advanced water

  • Meat aumaton

    Meat aumaton

    8 hari yang lalu

    Just when you thought it was safe to leave the atmosphere... Jaws XXVII: Jaws... IN SPACE!!!!!

  • Rene W

    Rene W

    8 hari yang lalu

    1:20 i see some COPVS (Composite-overwrapped-pressure-vessel) thats nice

  • GJ203


    8 hari yang lalu

    I wonder if instead of being converted to N2 gas the nitrates could be reused elsewhere as fertiliser.

  • James Goldsworthy

    James Goldsworthy

    8 hari yang lalu

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

    • Mr 4571

      Mr 4571

      8 hari yang lalu

      And it's incredibly muddy. It would have to be left to settle for ages before it could be used.

  • That autistic Kid

    That autistic Kid

    8 hari yang lalu

    Hey I go to that aquarium, this is so bizarre to watch

  • Jethro Nolt

    Jethro Nolt

    8 hari yang lalu

    This is very similar to the wastewater treatment systems used in treating municipal wastewater, but with the added complexity of working with salt water.

  • Marquis


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    I never thought you weren't interested in biology.

  • 5G Tower 1000%

    5G Tower 1000%

    8 hari yang lalu

    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 :)

  • Skipper8472


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    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?.

  • Weeb Patrol

    Weeb Patrol

    8 hari yang lalu

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

  • Jax Bronson

    Jax Bronson

    8 hari yang lalu

    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.

  • Bryce Corbitt

    Bryce Corbitt

    9 hari yang lalu

    I only understood about half of what they were doing, but I appreciate the ingenuity!

  • Horizon Zero dawn

    Horizon Zero dawn

    9 hari yang lalu

    It's just some fish

  • Aylén Claqueo

    Aylén Claqueo

    9 hari yang lalu

    Everything now will sound like an AI generated idea, no matter whether or not it actually is.

  • Ikay Otrof

    Ikay Otrof

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  • Tyler Nelson

    Tyler Nelson

    9 hari yang lalu

    I just realized that you were in that one show called connect and THAT PONYTAIL THO

  • SynTeX07


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    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.

  • George Agar

    George Agar

    9 hari yang lalu

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

  • finn van doorn

    finn van doorn

    9 hari yang lalu

    When will we run out of music melodies?

  • JustErix


    9 hari yang lalu

    Ben Jones looks like Ben Affleck, if Ben Affleck just really liked fishies

  • The Architect

    The Architect

    9 hari yang lalu

    that is an awesome building inside and out.

  • David Hickey

    David Hickey

    9 hari yang lalu

    I dare to change your chanel name to tommmyinnnit scott

  • Janise


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    maybe make sth about videos that crash discord?

  • OverclockEverything


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    Can't wait to visit The Deep once it reopens

  • BoboDoboRobo


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    It’s like a spaceship for sharks.

  • Textile George

    Textile George

    9 hari yang lalu

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

  • Dangleplums


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    I wasn’t expecting this to be as interesting as it was, wow!

  • Not a garden gnome

    Not a garden gnome

    9 hari yang lalu

    This building is hideous.

  • Blargh


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    Video about Esperanto?

  • Jake Burgess

    Jake Burgess

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    For a second I thought Ben Jones was Ben Affleck

  • Mia Anderson

    Mia Anderson

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    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!

  • Tron


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    The guide looks like a slightly older, English Veritasium

  • CFHoneyBadger


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