It's like a spaceship for sharks.

katma 5 Nis 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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Edited by Michelle Martin: mrsmmartin
Audio mix by Graham Haerther
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Tom Scott
  • Tom Scott

    Tom Scott

    20 gün önce

    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.

    • Kenopy


      4 gün önce

      true :awesome:

    • oofy boi

      oofy boi

      4 gün önce

      @Big Smoke €

    • God


      4 gün önce


    • God


      4 gün önce


    • C̸͙̆h̵̰̿a̶̲̳͑ó̶͖̌s̴̯̏́


      13 gün önce

      Go to bed Tom

  • nolan rains

    nolan rains

    5 saatler önce

    I want the title of "Aquarist" not necessarily a job at an aquarium in which i am an Aquarist although that may be fun, just the title itself.

  • Gacheru Mburu

    Gacheru Mburu

    18 saatler önce

    👍, but would those captive fish survive in the oceans, or they'd be quickly eaten up?

  • Leukashot


    22 saatler önce

    Recognised it from just the thumbnail haha. I love The Deep, must have been over 10 times and it never gets old. I reccomend it to anyone who's interested

  • Morten frost Hansen

    Morten frost Hansen

    Gün önce

    The noise, when in the water, must be deafening

  • Morten frost Hansen

    Morten frost Hansen

    Gün önce

    Nice to see a cornerstone in danish ingenuity, helping the world

    • Morten frost Hansen

      Morten frost Hansen

      Gün önce


  • NaxNir


    Gün önce

    This would have been better if the problem was more clearly framed at the beginning

  • Ciro García

    Ciro García

    Gün önce

    3:50 I've just noticed the guy in the scuba gear filming tom scott from inside the aquarium lmao

  • LegendOP


    2 gün önce

    Is this the video you were talking about that has an A.I.-generated title?

  • Haggisking


    2 gün önce

    I have one of these at home (albeit "slightly" smaller :D) keeping the fish alive is relatively easy, all you need to do is keep the bacteria alive - that's the hard part! (and don't even get me started on corals...)

  • Евгений Златов

    Евгений Златов

    2 gün önce

    As chemical engineering student I'm just "YAY I know how this works" and just going nuts over this.

  • ApplesPapples


    3 gün önce

    It's struck me before how managing an aquarium is like managing a spaceship (or maybe a reverse submarine) for fish many times while doing stuff like carefully reading and adjusting the the dissolved co2, nitrogen, oxygenation and water flow of some of my home aquariums and setting up filters and plants to scrub and recirculate the water.
    Aquariums really do have a full on life support system. With just as many design methods to create one as there are for spaceships.

  • sKai0216


    3 gün önce

    Is it just me or does Ben kinda looks like Veritasium?

  • Festivejelly


    3 gün önce

    Not really anything to do with space but okay, I understand the need for a semi clickbait title. Id say its more a Life Support System for sharks.

  • Avery the Cuban-American

    Avery the Cuban-American

    4 gün önce

    Nice of Ben Affleck to teach us about the life support system

  • Theodore Harris

    Theodore Harris

    4 gün önce

    im interested in the contrast in water quality between the aquarium tanks and the natural habitat of the fish.

  • Thomas Best

    Thomas Best

    4 gün önce

    Soooo its a filter

  • YouTube-Kanal


    4 gün önce

    When I saw the thumbnail I thought you went to Fehmarn.

  • Mitch War

    Mitch War

    4 gün önce

    Nice how Ben affleck was explaining to us about the life support system

  • Arbeedark


    5 gün önce

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

  • Riley Carpenter

    Riley Carpenter

    5 gün önce


  • All about Movies

    All about Movies

    5 gün önce

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

  • Amie


    5 gün önce

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

  • sharpfang


    6 gün önce

    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

    6 gün önce

    Visited a couple of times, Well worth a trip

  • Gay Bowser

    Gay Bowser

    6 gün önce

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

  • Ryuji Sakamoto

    Ryuji Sakamoto

    7 gün önce

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

  • Unperson


    8 gün önce

    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 _

    8 gün önce

    "I got an email"

  • Daniel Howell

    Daniel Howell

    9 gün önce

    "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


    10 gün önce

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

  • Jack


    10 gün önce

    If you play at 1.75 times you wont hear the echos

  • rpk 13

    rpk 13

    10 gün önce

    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

    10 gün önce

    Silent Running coming up !

  • Angelo Notorio

    Angelo Notorio

    10 gün önce

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

  • SyncJr


    10 gün önce

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

  • May Nyan

    May Nyan

    10 gün önce

    This video makes me thirsty

  • Jordan Beagle

    Jordan Beagle

    10 gün önce

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

  • Mjws2907


    10 gün önce

    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】


    10 gün önce

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

  • Soganox


    10 gün önce

    Very cool!

  • Sean Joseph

    Sean Joseph

    10 gün önce

    So demin water as used in the Harrier.

  • Christa Franken

    Christa Franken

    10 gün önce

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

  • Scott Rubaszewski

    Scott Rubaszewski

    10 gün önce

    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

    10 gün önce

    "School for Gifted Axolotls"

  • Jonathan S.

    Jonathan S.

    11 gün önce

    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

    11 gün önce

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

  • Qwertz 21

    Qwertz 21

    11 gün önce

    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.



    11 gün önce


  • noam15A


    11 gün önce

    nice grain

  • Miss Cutenar

    Miss Cutenar

    11 gün önce

    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


    11 gün önce

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

  • darw2


    12 gün önce

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

  • Ziggy The Zigzagoon

    Ziggy The Zigzagoon

    12 gün önce


  • sven


    12 gün önce

    Ok tom

  • Ross Parlette

    Ross Parlette

    12 gün önce

    Puts the home fish bowl to shame.

  • 266xUser a

    266xUser a

    12 gün önce

    0:37 I knew you would show star trek!

  • Kaylus


    12 gün önce

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

  • S J Glenson

    S J Glenson

    12 gün önce

    I been to hull

  • Sam Sırri

    Sam Sırri

    12 gün önce

    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

    12 gün önce

    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

    12 gün önce

    Sawfish in there nice

  • Brigette Anderson

    Brigette Anderson

    12 gün önce

    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

    12 gün önce

    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


    12 gün önce

    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


    12 gün önce

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

  • Ezeckel Reichert

    Ezeckel Reichert

    13 gün önce


  • balisticjoe


    13 gün önce

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

  • Cooper Wilkinson

    Cooper Wilkinson

    13 gün önce

    one small step for fish...

  • The Fanciest Pig at the BBQ

    The Fanciest Pig at the BBQ

    13 gün önce

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

  • ArZoNiC


    13 gün önce

    Hello I am a Hullian

  • Women Respecter

    Women Respecter

    13 gün önce

    mm fishy

  • Man plus Camera

    Man plus Camera

    13 gün önce

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

  • Thalass


    13 gün önce

    The aquarium could double as an aquaponic farm haha

  • Krystian Doss

    Krystian Doss

    13 gün önce

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

  • Tre L

    Tre L

    13 gün önce


  • Christopher Scheler

    Christopher Scheler

    13 gün önce

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

  • Anthy G

    Anthy G

    13 gün önce

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

  • Chicken Nugget

    Chicken Nugget

    13 gün önce

    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


    13 gün önce

    Awesome video of an amazing place!

  • Moses Racal

    Moses Racal

    13 gün önce

    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

    13 gün önce

    Tom scott, His majesty is dead.

  • Debbie Anderson

    Debbie Anderson

    13 gün önce

    How old are you?

  • Elaine B

    Elaine B

    13 gün önce

    You had me at sharkies!!!

  • Rasyiq Muhammad Hanif

    Rasyiq Muhammad Hanif

    13 gün önce

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

  • Meat aumaton

    Meat aumaton

    13 gün önce

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

  • Rene W

    Rene W

    13 gün önce

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

  • GJ203


    13 gün önce

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

  • James Goldsworthy

    James Goldsworthy

    13 gün önce

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

    • Mr 4571

      Mr 4571

      13 gün önce

      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

    13 gün önce

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

  • Jethro Nolt

    Jethro Nolt

    13 gün önce

    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


    13 gün önce

    I never thought you weren't interested in biology.

  • 5G Tower 1000%

    5G Tower 1000%

    13 gün önce

    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


    13 gün önce

    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

    14 gün önce

    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

    14 gün önce

    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

    14 gün önce

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

  • Horizon Zero dawn

    Horizon Zero dawn

    14 gün önce

    It's just some fish

  • Aylén Claqueo

    Aylén Claqueo

    14 gün önce

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

  • Ikay Otrof

    Ikay Otrof

    14 gün önce