It's like a spaceship for sharks.

"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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  1. Tom Scott

    Tom Scott

    15 giorni fa

    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


      8 giorni fa

      Go to bed Tom

    • Patrick Hudson

      Patrick Hudson

      9 giorni fa

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

    • Robin Britz

      Robin Britz

      10 giorni fa

      Why did I read this in your accent?

    • How To Watch Movies

      How To Watch Movies

      10 giorni fa


    • Scott Boland

      Scott Boland

      11 giorni fa

      Could have just said fish

  2. Riley Carpenter

    Riley Carpenter

    5 ore fa


  3. All about Movies

    All about Movies

    11 ore fa

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

  4. Amie


    11 ore fa

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

  5. sharpfang


    21 ora fa

    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.

  6. Viking Joe Bloggs

    Viking Joe Bloggs

    Giorno fa

    Visited a couple of times, Well worth a trip

  7. Gay Bowser

    Gay Bowser

    Giorno fa

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

  8. Ryuji Sakamoto

    Ryuji Sakamoto

    2 giorni fa

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

  9. Unperson


    3 giorni fa

    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.

  10. tripwafflez _

    tripwafflez _

    3 giorni fa

    "I got an email"

  11. Daniel Howell

    Daniel Howell

    4 giorni fa

    "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*

  12. DaKermitFrog


    4 giorni fa

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

  13. Jack


    4 giorni fa

    If you play at 1.75 times you wont hear the echos

  14. rpk 13

    rpk 13

    4 giorni fa

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

  15. Bill Shire

    Bill Shire

    5 giorni fa

    Silent Running coming up !

  16. Angelo Notorio

    Angelo Notorio

    5 giorni fa

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

  17. SyncJr


    5 giorni fa

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

  18. May Nyan

    May Nyan

    5 giorni fa

    This video makes me thirsty

  19. Jordan Beagle

    Jordan Beagle

    5 giorni fa

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

  20. Mjws2907


    5 giorni fa

    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

  21. JonCee【ジョンシー】


    5 giorni fa

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

  22. Soganox


    5 giorni fa

    Very cool!

  23. Sean Joseph

    Sean Joseph

    5 giorni fa

    So demin water as used in the Harrier.

  24. Christa Franken

    Christa Franken

    5 giorni fa

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

  25. Scott Rubaszewski

    Scott Rubaszewski

    5 giorni fa

    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

  26. Angry Kittens

    Angry Kittens

    5 giorni fa

    "School for Gifted Axolotls"

  27. Jonathan S.

    Jonathan S.

    5 giorni fa

    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 👍

  28. Eggs Benedict

    Eggs Benedict

    5 giorni fa

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

  29. Qwertz 21

    Qwertz 21

    6 giorni fa

    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.



    6 giorni fa


  31. noam15A


    6 giorni fa

    nice grain

  32. Miss Cutenar

    Miss Cutenar

    6 giorni fa

    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.

  33. Kay


    6 giorni fa

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

  34. darw2


    6 giorni fa

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

  35. Ziggy The Zigzagoon

    Ziggy The Zigzagoon

    6 giorni fa


  36. sven


    6 giorni fa

    Ok tom

  37. Ross Parlette

    Ross Parlette

    6 giorni fa

    Puts the home fish bowl to shame.

  38. 266xUser a

    266xUser a

    7 giorni fa

    0:37 I knew you would show star trek!

  39. Kaylus


    7 giorni fa

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

  40. S J Glenson

    S J Glenson

    7 giorni fa

    I been to hull

  41. Sam Sırri

    Sam Sırri

    7 giorni fa

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

  42. Chris Miles

    Chris Miles

    7 giorni fa

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

  43. B0B F0SSIL

    B0B F0SSIL

    7 giorni fa

    Sawfish in there nice

  44. Brigette Anderson

    Brigette Anderson

    7 giorni fa

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

  45. let's waste time together

    let's waste time together

    7 giorni fa

    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

  46. Nozza


    7 giorni fa

    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.

  47. enoughofyourkoicarp


    7 giorni fa

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

  48. Ezeckel Reichert

    Ezeckel Reichert

    7 giorni fa


  49. balisticjoe


    7 giorni fa

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

  50. Cooper Wilkinson

    Cooper Wilkinson

    7 giorni fa

    one small step for fish...

  51. The Fanciest Pig at the BBQ

    The Fanciest Pig at the BBQ

    7 giorni fa

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

  52. ArZoNiC


    7 giorni fa

    Hello I am a Hullian

  53. Women Respecter

    Women Respecter

    7 giorni fa

    mm fishy

  54. Man plus Camera

    Man plus Camera

    7 giorni fa

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

  55. Thalass


    7 giorni fa

    The aquarium could double as an aquaponic farm haha

  56. Krystian Doss

    Krystian Doss

    8 giorni fa

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

  57. Tre L

    Tre L

    8 giorni fa


  58. Christopher Scheler

    Christopher Scheler

    8 giorni fa

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

  59. Anthy G

    Anthy G

    8 giorni fa

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

  60. Chicken Nugget

    Chicken Nugget

    8 giorni fa

    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.

  61. Alphax


    8 giorni fa

    Awesome video of an amazing place!

  62. Moses Racal

    Moses Racal

    8 giorni fa

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

  63. Kian M

    Kian M

    8 giorni fa

    Tom scott, His majesty is dead.

  64. Debbie Anderson

    Debbie Anderson

    8 giorni fa

    How old are you?

  65. Elaine B

    Elaine B

    8 giorni fa

    You had me at sharkies!!!

  66. Rasyiq Muhammad Hanif

    Rasyiq Muhammad Hanif

    8 giorni fa

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

  67. Meat aumaton

    Meat aumaton

    8 giorni fa

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

  68. Rene W

    Rene W

    8 giorni fa

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

  69. GJ203


    8 giorni fa

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

  70. James Goldsworthy

    James Goldsworthy

    8 giorni fa

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

    • Mr 4571

      Mr 4571

      8 giorni fa

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

  71. That autistic Kid

    That autistic Kid

    8 giorni fa

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

  72. Jethro Nolt

    Jethro Nolt

    8 giorni fa

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

  73. Marquis


    8 giorni fa

    I never thought you weren't interested in biology.

  74. 5G Tower 1000%

    5G Tower 1000%

    8 giorni fa

    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 :)

  75. Skipper8472


    8 giorni fa

    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?.

  76. Weeb Patrol

    Weeb Patrol

    8 giorni fa

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

  77. Jax Bronson

    Jax Bronson

    8 giorni fa

    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.

  78. Bryce Corbitt

    Bryce Corbitt

    8 giorni fa

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

  79. Horizon Zero dawn

    Horizon Zero dawn

    8 giorni fa

    It's just some fish

  80. Aylén Claqueo

    Aylén Claqueo

    8 giorni fa

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

  81. Ikay Otrof

    Ikay Otrof

    8 giorni fa


  82. Tyler Nelson

    Tyler Nelson

    8 giorni fa

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

  83. SynTeX07


    8 giorni fa

    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.

  84. George Agar

    George Agar

    8 giorni fa

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

  85. finn van doorn

    finn van doorn

    9 giorni fa

    When will we run out of music melodies?

  86. JustErix


    9 giorni fa

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

  87. The Architect

    The Architect

    9 giorni fa

    that is an awesome building inside and out.

  88. David Hickey

    David Hickey

    9 giorni fa

    I dare to change your chanel name to tommmyinnnit scott

  89. Janise


    9 giorni fa

    maybe make sth about videos that crash discord?

  90. OverclockEverything


    9 giorni fa

    Can't wait to visit The Deep once it reopens

  91. BoboDoboRobo


    9 giorni fa

    It’s like a spaceship for sharks.

  92. Textile George

    Textile George

    9 giorni fa

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

  93. Dangleplums


    9 giorni fa

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

  94. Not a garden gnome

    Not a garden gnome

    9 giorni fa

    This building is hideous.

  95. Blargh


    9 giorni fa

    Video about Esperanto?

  96. Jake Burgess

    Jake Burgess

    9 giorni fa

    For a second I thought Ben Jones was Ben Affleck

  97. Mia Anderson

    Mia Anderson

    9 giorni fa

    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!

  98. Tron


    9 giorni fa

    The guide looks like a slightly older, English Veritasium

  99. CFHoneyBadger


    9 giorni fa

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

  100. 9a3eedi


    9 giorni fa

    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

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