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: www.thedeep.co.uk/ or on their channel: us-first.info
Filmed safely: www.tomscott.com/safe/
Edited by Michelle Martin: mrsmmartin
Audio mix by Graham Haerther
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Apr 5, 2021




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Tom Scott
Tom Scott 20 days ago
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 days ago
true :awesome:
oofy boi
oofy boi 4 days ago
@Big Smoke €
God 4 days ago
God 4 days ago
Gacheru Mburu
Gacheru Mburu 11 hours ago
👍, but would those captive fish survive in the oceans, or they'd be quickly eaten up?
Leukashot 16 hours ago
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
The noise, when in the water, must be deafening
Morten frost Hansen
Nice to see a cornerstone in danish ingenuity, helping the world
Morten frost Hansen
NaxNir Day ago
This would have been better if the problem was more clearly framed at the beginning
Ciro García
Ciro García Day ago
3:50 I've just noticed the guy in the scuba gear filming tom scott from inside the aquarium lmao
LegendOP 2 days ago
Is this the video you were talking about that has an A.I.-generated title?
Haggisking 2 days ago
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
As chemical engineering student I'm just "YAY I know how this works" and just going nuts over this.
ApplesPapples 3 days ago
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 days ago
Is it just me or does Ben kinda looks like Veritasium?
Festivejelly 3 days ago
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
Nice of Ben Affleck to teach us about the life support system
Theodore Harris
Theodore Harris 4 days ago
im interested in the contrast in water quality between the aquarium tanks and the natural habitat of the fish.
Thomas Best
Thomas Best 4 days ago
Soooo its a filter
YouTube-Kanal 4 days ago
When I saw the thumbnail I thought you went to Fehmarn.
Mitch War
Mitch War 4 days ago
Nice how Ben affleck was explaining to us about the life support system
Arbeedark 5 days ago
Did not expect to see The Deep on your channel... Hull finally made it eh!
Riley Carpenter
Riley Carpenter 5 days ago
All about Movies
All about Movies 5 days ago
Is it just me or Tom Scott looks a lot like Watson from SHERLOCK (Martin Freeman)
Amie 5 days ago
Wow I’ve been there! Took ages to wait outside and it was raining, but it was a wonderful experience
sharpfang 6 days ago
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
Visited a couple of times, Well worth a trip
Gay Bowser
Gay Bowser 6 days ago
I went there so many times cos everywhere else nearby kinda sucks
Ryuji Sakamoto
Ryuji Sakamoto 7 days ago
Tom getting distracted by a stingray is really funny to me for some reason
Unperson 8 days ago
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 days ago
"I got an email"
Daniel Howell
Daniel Howell 9 days ago
"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 9 days ago
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 days ago
If you play at 1.75 times you wont hear the echos
rpk 13
rpk 13 10 days ago
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 days ago
Silent Running coming up !
Angelo Notorio
Angelo Notorio 10 days ago
"We are responsible for every single life at The Deep." *proceeds to exterminate microbes via UV rays*
SyncJr 10 days ago
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 days ago
This video makes me thirsty
Jordan Beagle
Jordan Beagle 10 days ago
Wow, a lot more goes into this than I thought!
Mjws2907 10 days ago
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
This is the most interesting Tom Scott video for an aquaculturist and diver like me.
Soganox 10 days ago
Very cool!
Sean Joseph
Sean Joseph 10 days ago
So demin water as used in the Harrier.
Christa Franken
Christa Franken 10 days ago
Am I the only one thinking of hospitals instead of spaceships when hearing 'life support' mentioned?
Scott Rubaszewski
Scott Rubaszewski 10 days ago
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 days ago
"School for Gifted Axolotls"
Jonathan S.
Jonathan S. 10 days ago
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 10 days ago
I wonder how applicable some of these processes are for water management in space.
Qwertz 21
Qwertz 21 11 days ago
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.
CHARLIE BURTON 11 days ago
noam15A 11 days ago
nice grain
Miss Cutenar
Miss Cutenar 11 days ago
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 days ago
As interesting as this is, I am wildly disappointed to not see sharks in a spaceship
darw2 11 days ago
You do a smiliar thing but in a small scale for any saltwater aquarium at home.
Ziggy The Zigzagoon
sven 11 days ago
Ok tom
Ross Parlette
Ross Parlette 12 days ago
Puts the home fish bowl to shame.
266xUser a
266xUser a 12 days ago
0:37 I knew you would show star trek!
Kaylus 12 days ago
Drink every time you hear the phrase "Life support system"
S J Glenson
S J Glenson 12 days ago
I been to hull
Sam Sırri
Sam Sırri 12 days 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
Chris Miles
Chris Miles 12 days 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 US-first app but still see all the best creators who I have grown to love. Thanks in advance.
B0B F0SSIL 12 days ago
Sawfish in there nice
Brigette Anderson
Brigette Anderson 12 days ago
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
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 days 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.
That's cool but I'm still going to have nightmares about spaceships full of sharks... Meh, worth it.
Ezeckel Reichert
Ezeckel Reichert 12 days ago
balisticjoe 12 days ago
Why would I be more interested in the behind the scenes machinery and logistics of attractions like this?
Cooper Wilkinson
Cooper Wilkinson 13 days ago
one small step for fish...
The Fanciest Pig at the BBQ
I reckon that this was definitely one of the AI generated video titles.
ArZoNiC 13 days ago
Hello I am a Hullian
Women Respecter
Women Respecter 13 days ago
mm fishy
Man plus Camera
Man plus Camera 13 days ago
How did you find the older, less Australian version of Derek Muller from Veritasium?
Thalass 13 days ago
The aquarium could double as an aquaponic farm haha
Krystian Doss
Krystian Doss 13 days ago
“Biology and zoology never really interested me.” That’s why we have resident ornithologist Chris Joel.
Tre L
Tre L 13 days ago
Christopher Scheler
Me as a German reading the description: "'Lebenerhaltungssystem' is one word. 🤔"
Anthy G
Anthy G 13 days ago
One of the places where you'll be able to see fish that haven't yet ingested microplastics
Chicken Nugget
Chicken Nugget 13 days 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.
Alphax 13 days ago
Awesome video of an amazing place!
Moses Racal
Moses Racal 13 days 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
Kian M
Kian M 13 days ago
Tom scott, His majesty is dead.
Debbie Anderson
Debbie Anderson 13 days ago
How old are you?
Elaine B
Elaine B 13 days ago
You had me at sharkies!!!
Rasyiq Muhammad Hanif
The exhibit: hmm fish The Life Support system: hmm advanced water
Meat aumaton
Meat aumaton 13 days ago
Just when you thought it was safe to leave the atmosphere... Jaws XXVII: Jaws... IN SPACE!!!!!
Rene W
Rene W 13 days ago
1:20 i see some COPVS (Composite-overwrapped-pressure-vessel) thats nice
GJ203 13 days ago
I wonder if instead of being converted to N2 gas the nitrates could be reused elsewhere as fertiliser.
James Goldsworthy
James Goldsworthy 13 days ago
Why couldn't they just filter the sea water? Edit: Ahh it's by a river. That's why!
Mr 4571
Mr 4571 13 days ago
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 days ago
Hey I go to that aquarium, this is so bizarre to watch
Jethro Nolt
Jethro Nolt 13 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.
Marquis 13 days ago
I never thought you weren't interested in biology.
5G Tower 1000%
5G Tower 1000% 13 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 :)
Skipper8472 13 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?.
Weeb Patrol
Weeb Patrol 13 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
Jax Bronson
Jax Bronson 13 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.
Bryce Corbitt
Bryce Corbitt 13 days ago
I only understood about half of what they were doing, but I appreciate the ingenuity!
Horizon Zero dawn
Horizon Zero dawn 13 days ago
It's just some fish
Aylén Claqueo
Aylén Claqueo 13 days ago
Everything now will sound like an AI generated idea, no matter whether or not it actually is.
Ikay Otrof
Ikay Otrof 13 days ago
Tyler Nelson
Tyler Nelson 13 days ago
I just realized that you were in that one show called connect and THAT PONYTAIL THO
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