It's like a spaceship for sharks.

Apr 5, 2021
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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 Scott8 days ago
    • 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 Hudson3 days ago
    • Why did I read this in your accent?

      Robin BritzRobin Britz4 days ago

      How To Watch MoviesHow To Watch Movies4 days ago
    • Could have just said fish

      Scott BolandScott Boland4 days ago
  • As interesting as this is, I am wildly disappointed to not see sharks in a spaceship

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

    darw2darw211 hours ago
  • Amogus

    Ziggy The ZigzagoonZiggy The Zigzagoon11 hours ago
  • Ok tom

    svensven12 hours ago
  • Puts the home fish bowl to shame.

    Ross ParletteRoss Parlette17 hours ago
  • 0:37 I knew you would show star trek!

    266xUser a266xUser a17 hours ago
  • Drink every time you hear the phrase "Life support system"

    KaylusKaylus20 hours ago
  • I been to hull

    Sam J GlensonSam J Glenson20 hours ago
  • 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 Sırri21 hour ago
  • 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 USworlds app but still see all the best creators who I have grown to love. Thanks in advance.

    Chris MilesChris Miles23 hours ago
  • Sawfish in there nice

    B0B F0SSILB0B F0SSILDay ago
  • 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 AndersonDay ago
  • 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 togetherDay ago
  • 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.

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

    enoughofyourkoicarpenoughofyourkoicarpDay ago
  • .

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

    balisticjoebalisticjoeDay ago
  • one small step for fish...

    Cooper WilkinsonCooper WilkinsonDay ago
  • I reckon that this was definitely one of the AI generated video titles.

    The Fanciest Pig at the BBQThe Fanciest Pig at the BBQDay ago
  • Hello I am a Hullian

    ArZoNiCArZoNiCDay ago
  • mm fishy

    Women RespecterWomen RespecterDay ago
  • How did you find the older, less Australian version of Derek Muller from Veritasium?

    Man plus CameraMan plus CameraDay ago
  • The aquarium could double as an aquaponic farm haha

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

    Krystian DossKrystian DossDay ago
  • Cool!

    Tre LTre LDay ago
  • Me as a German reading the description: "'Lebenerhaltungssystem' is one word. 🤔"

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

    Anthy GAnthy GDay ago
  • 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 NuggetDay ago
  • Awesome video of an amazing place!

    AlphaxAlphaxDay ago
  • 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 RacalDay ago
  • Tom scott, His majesty is dead.

    Kian MKian M2 days ago
  • How old are you?

    Debbie AndersonDebbie Anderson2 days ago
  • You had me at sharkies!!!

    Elaine BElaine B2 days ago
  • The exhibit: hmm fish The Life Support system: hmm advanced water

    Rasyiq Muhammad HanifRasyiq Muhammad Hanif2 days ago
  • Just when you thought it was safe to leave the atmosphere... Jaws XXVII: Jaws... IN SPACE!!!!!

    Meat aumatonMeat aumaton2 days ago
  • 1:20 i see some COPVS (Composite-overwrapped-pressure-vessel) thats nice

    Rene WRene W2 days ago
  • I wonder if instead of being converted to N2 gas the nitrates could be reused elsewhere as fertiliser.

    GJ203GJ2032 days ago
  • Why couldn't they just filter the sea water? Edit: Ahh it's by a river. That's why!

    James GoldsworthyJames Goldsworthy2 days ago
    • And it's incredibly muddy. It would have to be left to settle for ages before it could be used.

      Mr 4571Mr 4571Day ago
  • Hey I go to that aquarium, this is so bizarre to watch

    That autistic KidThat autistic Kid2 days ago
  • 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 Nolt2 days ago
  • I never thought you weren't interested in biology.

    MarquisMarquis2 days ago
  • 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%2 days ago
  • 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?.

    Skipper8472Skipper84722 days ago
  • 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 Patrol2 days ago
  • 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 Bronson2 days ago
  • I only understood about half of what they were doing, but I appreciate the ingenuity!

    Bryce CorbittBryce Corbitt2 days ago
  • It's just some fish

    Horizon Zero dawnHorizon Zero dawn2 days ago
  • Everything now will sound like an AI generated idea, no matter whether or not it actually is.

    Aylén ClaqueoAylén Claqueo2 days ago

    Ikay OtrofIkay Otrof2 days ago
  • I just realized that you were in that one show called connect and THAT PONYTAIL THO

    Tyler NelsonTyler Nelson2 days ago
  • 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.

    SynTeX07SynTeX072 days ago
  • This was an awesome video and a great thing to get some insight about. Thanks

    George AgarGeorge Agar2 days ago
  • When will we run out of music melodies?

    finn van doornfinn van doorn2 days ago
  • Ben Jones looks like Ben Affleck, if Ben Affleck just really liked fishies

    JustErixJustErix2 days ago
  • that is an awesome building inside and out.

    The ArchitectThe Architect2 days ago
  • I dare to change your chanel name to tommmyinnnit scott

    David HickeyDavid Hickey2 days ago
  • maybe make sth about videos that crash discord?

    JaniseJanise2 days ago
  • Can't wait to visit The Deep once it reopens

    OverclockEverythingOverclockEverything2 days ago
  • It’s like a spaceship for sharks.

    BoboDoboRoboBoboDoboRobo2 days ago
  • This is extremely cool and i want to work there, even if it's just cleaning haha

    Textile GeorgeTextile George2 days ago
  • I wasn’t expecting this to be as interesting as it was, wow!

    DangleplumsDangleplums2 days ago
  • This building is hideous.

    Not a garden gnomeNot a garden gnome2 days ago
  • Video about Esperanto?

    BlarghBlargh2 days ago
  • For a second I thought Ben Jones was Ben Affleck

    Jake BurgessJake Burgess3 days ago
  • 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 Anderson3 days ago
  • The guide looks like a slightly older, English Veritasium

    TronTron3 days ago
  • Aquariums are such magnificent places! The one in Atlanta, GA is particularly fun to visit (at least, before Covid)

    CFHoneyBadgerCFHoneyBadger3 days ago
  • 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

    9a3eedi9a3eedi3 days ago
  • As a citizen of Hull, i appreciate you showing one of our great landmarks to your audience, great video tom!

    LewdogLewdog3 days ago
  • 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

    SoraSora3 days ago
  • Is that K or Na ionic resine? So both substituting salt for salt. I don't get it.

    Yanik KunitsinYanik Kunitsin3 days ago
  • Nice to see hull in a video🙂

    TazzyTazzy3 days ago
  • 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 Trefoil3 days ago
  • A dumb question though, why not use sea water right outside?

    killsarskillsars3 days ago
  • Poor sharks

    ReubenXRReubenXR3 days ago
  • I saw the thumbnail and immediately said - my man’s in HULL. Life in the North, eh?

    Mattie SheldonMattie Sheldon3 days ago
  • "School for gifted axolotls"

    L. A. K.L. A. K.3 days ago
  • Today’s video brought to you by the word scavenge !, great video and really interesting to see behind the scenes at an aquarium.

    Leigh984Leigh9843 days ago
  • No one going to comment on that diver at 3:55

    Steven KoertsSteven Koerts3 days ago
  • Thomas Scotland.

    Not A Cheese SandwichNot A Cheese Sandwich3 days ago
  • 2:00 Imagine god talking to a camera explaining his 'life support system' of the earth. 'they like oxygen, so inside here we placed some trees on the dry areas and plankton in de waters'

    Thijs WeverThijs Wever3 days ago
  • This is the least Tom Scott title of any Tom Scott video.

    RosenatorRosenator3 days ago
  • I didn't watch this video specifically because you mentioned uk covid law at the beginning. Social distancing is terrorism.

    Xix XixXix Xix3 days ago
  • Tom: "It's just some fish, right?" Fish: 🙁🙁🙁🙁

    Martin BygballeMartin Bygballe3 days ago
  • This was great. More from the deep!

    Mason G.Mason G.3 days ago
  • Why 1080p50?

    xoomdustxoomdust3 days ago
  • 03:34 "Spaceship for sharks" 😄 By the way: what prevents oxygen or air inside the ozone layer and not sucked out to space? Especially when travelling to the space with a spaceship (and going out to space). 🤔

    Gábor MiklayGábor Miklay3 days ago
  • I like how Tom added a period in the tile to really emphasize it.

    Sal SaulSal Saul3 days ago
  • WOW Amazing 🙂🚂🚂🚂

    Jimyjames - Model Locos / Bike Rides / ExploringJimyjames - Model Locos / Bike Rides / Exploring3 days ago
  • Alternative title, "Company takes great pride in building a prison for fish and giving them the basic necessities for life".

    bikeanddogtripsbikeanddogtrips3 days ago
  • As an aquarist on a much smaller scale, I can appreciate that much of the life support process can be seen in a well-kept home aquarium. The nitrogen cycle is such a fascinating subject! I found the final step of nitrogen off-gassing very interesting, as typical home aquaria require regular water changes to remove accumulated nitrates. (I can’t imagine how many buckets you’d need to do a 50% water change on a system of that size!)

    Drew Knoll-OwenDrew Knoll-Owen3 days ago
  • Why do like 30% of your video thumbnails have a red stripe on the left and another 30% have a triangle?

    Adanac TnomewAdanac Tnomew3 days ago
  • Shout-out to the wonderful architect that designed the building to look like a ship

    FasteroidFasteroid3 days ago
  • So, almost like the Klingon cruiser in Star Trek IV - The Voyage Home :-)

    zapfanzapfanzapfanzapfan3 days ago
  • 4:50 Wanna commend the editing crew for insuring at least one flight of stairs was included previously for "3 floors down" scale to make most sense.

    JChalantJChalant3 days ago
  • Ah come on Tom, don't lie. One of them AI title generators came up with this idea and you just couldn't resist doing it :P

    FirebirdFirebird3 days ago
  • Nah, more so a "submarine for sharks" but actually a promarine (if that's the correct prefix)

    VanisherVanisher3 days ago
  • I'll add that to my todo list

    AdzSONLINEAdzSONLINE3 days ago
  • Ben Jones is like the marine biology version of Derek from Veritasium.

    En EmersonEn Emerson3 days ago