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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Edited by Michelle Martin:
Audio mix by Graham Haerther
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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 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 Hudson3 päivää sitten
    • Why did I read this in your accent?

      Robin BritzRobin Britz3 päivää sitten

      How To Watch MoviesHow To Watch Movies4 päivää sitten
    • Could have just said fish

      Scott BolandScott Boland4 päivää sitten
  • Puts the home fish bowl to shame.

    Ross ParletteRoss Parlette2 tuntia sitten
  • 0:37 I knew you would show star trek!

    266xUser a266xUser a2 tuntia sitten
  • Drink every time you hear the phrase "Life support system"

    KaylusKaylus5 tuntia sitten
  • I been to hull

    Sam J GlensonSam J Glenson5 tuntia 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 Sırri5 tuntia 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 FIstream app but still see all the best creators who I have grown to love. Thanks in advance.

    Chris MilesChris Miles8 tuntia sitten
  • Sawfish in there nice

    B0B F0SSILB0B F0SSIL10 tuntia 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 Anderson11 tuntia 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 together12 tuntia 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.

    NozzaNozza15 tuntia sitten
  • That's cool but I'm still going to have nightmares about spaceships full of sharks... Meh, worth it.

    enoughofyourkoicarpenoughofyourkoicarp15 tuntia sitten
  • .

    Ezeckel ReichertEzeckel Reichert21 tunti sitten
  • Why would I be more interested in the behind the scenes machinery and logistics of attractions like this?

    balisticjoebalisticjoe22 tuntia sitten
  • one small step for fish...

    Cooper WilkinsonCooper Wilkinson23 tuntia sitten
  • I reckon that this was definitely one of the AI generated video titles.

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

    ArZoNiCArZoNiCPäivä sitten
  • mm fishy

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

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

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

    Krystian DossKrystian DossPäivä sitten
  • Cool!

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

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

    Anthy GAnthy GPäivä 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 NuggetPäivä sitten
  • Awesome video of an amazing place!

    AlphaxAlphaxPäivä 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 RacalPäivä sitten
  • Tom scott, His majesty is dead.

    Kian MKian MPäivä sitten
  • How old are you?

    Debbie AndersonDebbie AndersonPäivä sitten
  • You had me at sharkies!!!

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

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

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

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

    GJ203GJ203Päivä sitten
  • Why couldn't they just filter the sea water? Edit: Ahh it's by a river. That's why!

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

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

    That autistic KidThat autistic KidPäivä 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 NoltPäivä sitten
  • I never thought you weren't interested in biology.

    MarquisMarquisPäivä 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%Päivä 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?.

    Skipper8472Skipper8472Päivä 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 PatrolPäivä 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 BronsonPäivä sitten
  • I only understood about half of what they were doing, but I appreciate the ingenuity!

    Bryce CorbittBryce CorbittPäivä sitten
  • It's just some fish

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

    Aylén ClaqueoAylén ClaqueoPäivä sitten

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

    Tyler NelsonTyler NelsonPäivä 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.

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

    George AgarGeorge Agar2 päivää sitten
  • When will we run out of music melodies?

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

    JustErixJustErix2 päivää sitten
  • that is an awesome building inside and out.

    The ArchitectThe Architect2 päivää sitten
  • I dare to change your chanel name to tommmyinnnit scott

    David HickeyDavid Hickey2 päivää sitten
  • maybe make sth about videos that crash discord?

    JaniseJanise2 päivää sitten
  • Can't wait to visit The Deep once it reopens

    OverclockEverythingOverclockEverything2 päivää sitten
  • It’s like a spaceship for sharks.

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

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

    DangleplumsDangleplums2 päivää sitten
  • This building is hideous.

    Not a garden gnomeNot a garden gnome2 päivää sitten
  • Video about Esperanto?

    BlarghBlargh2 päivää sitten
  • For a second I thought Ben Jones was Ben Affleck

    Jake BurgessJake Burgess2 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 Anderson2 päivää sitten
  • The guide looks like a slightly older, English Veritasium

    TronTron2 päivää sitten
  • Aquariums are such magnificent places! The one in Atlanta, GA is particularly fun to visit (at least, before Covid)

    CFHoneyBadgerCFHoneyBadger2 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

    9a3eedi9a3eedi2 päivää sitten
  • As a citizen of Hull, i appreciate you showing one of our great landmarks to your audience, great video tom!

    LewdogLewdog2 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

    SoraSora2 päivää sitten
  • Is that K or Na ionic resine? So both substituting salt for salt. I don't get it.

    Yanik KunitsinYanik Kunitsin2 päivää sitten
  • Nice to see hull in a video🙂

    TazzyTazzy2 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 Trefoil2 päivää sitten
  • A dumb question though, why not use sea water right outside?

    killsarskillsars2 päivää sitten
  • Poor sharks

    ReubenXRReubenXR2 päivää sitten
  • I saw the thumbnail and immediately said - my man’s in HULL. Life in the North, eh?

    Mattie SheldonMattie Sheldon2 päivää sitten
  • "School for gifted axolotls"

    L. A. K.L. A. K.2 päivää sitten
  • Today’s video brought to you by the word scavenge !, great video and really interesting to see behind the scenes at an aquarium.

    Leigh984Leigh9842 päivää sitten
  • No one going to comment on that diver at 3:55

    Steven KoertsSteven Koerts2 päivää sitten
  • Thomas Scotland.

    Not A Cheese SandwichNot A Cheese Sandwich2 päivää sitten
  • 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 Wever2 päivää sitten
  • This is the least Tom Scott title of any Tom Scott video.

    RosenatorRosenator2 päivää sitten
  • I didn't watch this video specifically because you mentioned uk covid law at the beginning. Social distancing is terrorism.

    Xix XixXix Xix2 päivää sitten
  • Tom: "It's just some fish, right?" Fish: 🙁🙁🙁🙁

    Martin BygballeMartin Bygballe2 päivää sitten
  • This was great. More from the deep!

    Mason G.Mason G.2 päivää sitten
  • Why 1080p50?

    xoomdustxoomdust2 päivää sitten
  • 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 Miklay2 päivää sitten
  • I like how Tom added a period in the tile to really emphasize it.

    Sal SaulSal Saul2 päivää sitten
  • WOW Amazing 🙂🚂🚂🚂

    Jimyjames - Model Locos / Bike Rides / ExploringJimyjames - Model Locos / Bike Rides / Exploring2 päivää sitten
  • Alternative title, "Company takes great pride in building a prison for fish and giving them the basic necessities for life".

    bikeanddogtripsbikeanddogtrips2 päivää sitten
  • 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-Owen2 päivää sitten
  • Why do like 30% of your video thumbnails have a red stripe on the left and another 30% have a triangle?

    Adanac TnomewAdanac Tnomew2 päivää sitten
  • Shout-out to the wonderful architect that designed the building to look like a ship

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

    zapfanzapfanzapfanzapfan3 päivää sitten
  • 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 päivää sitten
  • 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 päivää sitten
  • Nah, more so a "submarine for sharks" but actually a promarine (if that's the correct prefix)

    VanisherVanisher3 päivää sitten
  • I'll add that to my todo list

    AdzSONLINEAdzSONLINE3 päivää sitten
  • Ben Jones is like the marine biology version of Derek from Veritasium.

    En EmersonEn Emerson3 päivää sitten
  • ya 6ft between no mask ppl is a hilarious joke. Go thing brain dead outdated advice like that is what the public is told to stay safe. Thats not how it works and its killing THOUSANDS everyday because people are to scared to tell the truth that its a minimum of 21ft which is the diameter of the bubble of infected air one human spits out of there pie hole. But please listen to governments who have never lied to the public before. nope never......

    TheReal_istTheReal_ist3 päivää sitten
  • I love aquariums. It's like exploring another world. Plus, they're usually well air conditioned, so it's great for hanging out at in the summer.

    lordelliott42lordelliott423 päivää sitten
  • 1:49 I like mudkips.

    Liyang HULiyang HU3 päivää sitten
  • Very interesting how many of the technologies used to clean the water for the aquarium are the same technologies that are used to clean drinking water and waste water for a city water system.

    Josiah FergusonJosiah Ferguson3 päivää sitten