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

    12 ימים לפני

    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


      5 ימים לפני

      Go to bed Tom

    • Patrick Hudson

      Patrick Hudson

      7 ימים לפני

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

    • Robin Britz

      Robin Britz

      8 ימים לפני

      Why did I read this in your accent?

    • How To Watch Movies

      How To Watch Movies

      8 ימים לפני


    • Scott Boland

      Scott Boland

      8 ימים לפני

      Could have just said fish

  2. Ryuji Sakamoto

    Ryuji Sakamoto

    53 דקות לפני

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

  3. Unperson


    20 שעות לפני

    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.

  4. tripwafflez _

    tripwafflez _

    יום לפני

    "I got an email"

  5. Daniel Howell

    Daniel Howell

    2 ימים לפני

    "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*

  6. DaKermitFrog


    2 ימים לפני

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

  7. Jack


    2 ימים לפני

    If you play at 1.75 times you wont hear the echos

  8. rpk 13

    rpk 13

    2 ימים לפני

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

  9. Bill Shire

    Bill Shire

    2 ימים לפני

    Silent Running coming up !

  10. Angelo Notorio

    Angelo Notorio

    2 ימים לפני

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

  11. SyncJr


    2 ימים לפני

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

  12. May Nyan

    May Nyan

    2 ימים לפני

    This video makes me thirsty

  13. Jordan Beagle

    Jordan Beagle

    2 ימים לפני

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

  14. Mjws2907


    3 ימים לפני

    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

  15. JonCee【ジョンシー】


    3 ימים לפני

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

  16. Soganox


    3 ימים לפני

    Very cool!

  17. Sean Joseph

    Sean Joseph

    3 ימים לפני

    So demin water as used in the Harrier.

  18. Christa Franken

    Christa Franken

    3 ימים לפני

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

  19. Scott Rubaszewski

    Scott Rubaszewski

    3 ימים לפני

    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

  20. Angry Kittens

    Angry Kittens

    3 ימים לפני

    "School for Gifted Axolotls"

  21. Jonathan S.

    Jonathan S.

    3 ימים לפני

    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 👍

  22. Eggs Benedict

    Eggs Benedict

    3 ימים לפני

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

  23. Qwertz 21

    Qwertz 21

    3 ימים לפני

    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.



    3 ימים לפני


  25. noam15A


    3 ימים לפני

    nice grain

  26. Miss Cutenar

    Miss Cutenar

    3 ימים לפני

    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.

  27. Kay


    4 ימים לפני

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

  28. darw2


    4 ימים לפני

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

  29. Ziggy The Zigzagoon

    Ziggy The Zigzagoon

    4 ימים לפני


  30. sven


    4 ימים לפני

    Ok tom

  31. Ross Parlette

    Ross Parlette

    4 ימים לפני

    Puts the home fish bowl to shame.

  32. 266xUser a

    266xUser a

    4 ימים לפני

    0:37 I knew you would show star trek!

  33. Kaylus


    4 ימים לפני

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

  34. Sam J Glenson

    Sam J Glenson

    4 ימים לפני

    I been to hull

  35. Sam Sırri

    Sam Sırri

    4 ימים לפני

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

  36. Chris Miles

    Chris Miles

    5 ימים לפני

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

  37. B0B F0SSIL

    B0B F0SSIL

    5 ימים לפני

    Sawfish in there nice

  38. Brigette Anderson

    Brigette Anderson

    5 ימים לפני

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

  39. let's waste time together

    let's waste time together

    5 ימים לפני

    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

  40. Nozza


    5 ימים לפני

    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.

  41. enoughofyourkoicarp


    5 ימים לפני

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

  42. Ezeckel Reichert

    Ezeckel Reichert

    5 ימים לפני


  43. balisticjoe


    5 ימים לפני

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

  44. Cooper Wilkinson

    Cooper Wilkinson

    5 ימים לפני

    one small step for fish...

  45. The Fanciest Pig at the BBQ

    The Fanciest Pig at the BBQ

    5 ימים לפני

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

  46. ArZoNiC


    5 ימים לפני

    Hello I am a Hullian

  47. Women Respecter

    Women Respecter

    5 ימים לפני

    mm fishy

  48. Man plus Camera

    Man plus Camera

    5 ימים לפני

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

  49. Thalass


    5 ימים לפני

    The aquarium could double as an aquaponic farm haha

  50. Krystian Doss

    Krystian Doss

    5 ימים לפני

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

  51. Tre L

    Tre L

    5 ימים לפני


  52. Christopher Scheler

    Christopher Scheler

    5 ימים לפני

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

  53. Anthy G

    Anthy G

    5 ימים לפני

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

  54. Chicken Nugget

    Chicken Nugget

    5 ימים לפני

    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.

  55. Alphax


    6 ימים לפני

    Awesome video of an amazing place!

  56. Moses Racal

    Moses Racal

    6 ימים לפני

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

  57. Kian M

    Kian M

    6 ימים לפני

    Tom scott, His majesty is dead.

  58. Debbie Anderson

    Debbie Anderson

    6 ימים לפני

    How old are you?

  59. Elaine B

    Elaine B

    6 ימים לפני

    You had me at sharkies!!!

  60. Rasyiq Muhammad Hanif

    Rasyiq Muhammad Hanif

    6 ימים לפני

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

  61. Meat aumaton

    Meat aumaton

    6 ימים לפני

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

  62. Rene W

    Rene W

    6 ימים לפני

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

  63. GJ203


    6 ימים לפני

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

  64. James Goldsworthy

    James Goldsworthy

    6 ימים לפני

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

    • Mr 4571

      Mr 4571

      5 ימים לפני

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

  65. That autistic Kid

    That autistic Kid

    6 ימים לפני

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

  66. Jethro Nolt

    Jethro Nolt

    6 ימים לפני

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

  67. Marquis


    6 ימים לפני

    I never thought you weren't interested in biology.

  68. 5G Tower 1000%

    5G Tower 1000%

    6 ימים לפני

    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 :)

  69. Skipper8472


    6 ימים לפני

    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?.

  70. Weeb Patrol

    Weeb Patrol

    6 ימים לפני

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

  71. Jax Bronson

    Jax Bronson

    6 ימים לפני

    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.

  72. Bryce Corbitt

    Bryce Corbitt

    6 ימים לפני

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

  73. Horizon Zero dawn

    Horizon Zero dawn

    6 ימים לפני

    It's just some fish

  74. Aylén Claqueo

    Aylén Claqueo

    6 ימים לפני

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

  75. Ikay Otrof

    Ikay Otrof

    6 ימים לפני


  76. Tyler Nelson

    Tyler Nelson

    6 ימים לפני

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

  77. SynTeX07


    6 ימים לפני

    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.

  78. George Agar

    George Agar

    6 ימים לפני

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

  79. finn van doorn

    finn van doorn

    6 ימים לפני

    When will we run out of music melodies?

  80. JustErix


    6 ימים לפני

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

  81. The Architect

    The Architect

    6 ימים לפני

    that is an awesome building inside and out.

  82. David Hickey

    David Hickey

    6 ימים לפני

    I dare to change your chanel name to tommmyinnnit scott

  83. Janise


    6 ימים לפני

    maybe make sth about videos that crash discord?

  84. OverclockEverything


    6 ימים לפני

    Can't wait to visit The Deep once it reopens

  85. BoboDoboRobo


    6 ימים לפני

    It’s like a spaceship for sharks.

  86. Textile George

    Textile George

    6 ימים לפני

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

  87. Dangleplums


    6 ימים לפני

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

  88. Not a garden gnome

    Not a garden gnome

    7 ימים לפני

    This building is hideous.

  89. Blargh


    7 ימים לפני

    Video about Esperanto?

  90. Jake Burgess

    Jake Burgess

    7 ימים לפני

    For a second I thought Ben Jones was Ben Affleck

  91. Mia Anderson

    Mia Anderson

    7 ימים לפני

    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!

  92. Tron


    7 ימים לפני

    The guide looks like a slightly older, English Veritasium

  93. CFHoneyBadger


    7 ימים לפני

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

  94. 9a3eedi


    7 ימים לפני

    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

  95. Lewdog


    7 ימים לפני

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

  96. Sora


    7 ימים לפני

    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

  97. Yanik Kunitsin

    Yanik Kunitsin

    7 ימים לפני

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

  98. Tazzy


    7 ימים לפני

    Nice to see hull in a video🙂

  99. Michaela Trefoil

    Michaela Trefoil

    7 ימים לפני

    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... :)

  100. killsars


    7 ימים לפני

    A dumb question though, why not use sea water right outside?