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

    14 天 前

    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


      7 天 前

      Go to bed Tom

    • Patrick Hudson

      Patrick Hudson

      9 天 前

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

    • Robin Britz

      Robin Britz

      10 天 前

      Why did I read this in your accent?

    • How To Watch Movies

      How To Watch Movies

      10 天 前


    • Scott Boland

      Scott Boland

      10 天 前

      Could have just said fish

  2. All about Movies

    All about Movies

    3 小时 前

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

  3. Amie


    4 小时 前

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

  4. sharpfang


    14 小时 前

    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.

  5. Viking Joe Bloggs

    Viking Joe Bloggs

    22 小时 前

    Visited a couple of times, Well worth a trip

  6. Gay Bowser

    Gay Bowser

    天 前

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

  7. Ryuji Sakamoto

    Ryuji Sakamoto

    天 前

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

  8. Unperson


    2 天 前

    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.

  9. tripwafflez _

    tripwafflez _

    2 天 前

    "I got an email"

  10. Daniel Howell

    Daniel Howell

    4 天 前

    "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*

  11. DaKermitFrog


    4 天 前

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

  12. Jack


    4 天 前

    If you play at 1.75 times you wont hear the echos

  13. rpk 13

    rpk 13

    4 天 前

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

  14. Bill Shire

    Bill Shire

    4 天 前

    Silent Running coming up !

  15. Angelo Notorio

    Angelo Notorio

    4 天 前

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

  16. SyncJr


    4 天 前

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

  17. May Nyan

    May Nyan

    4 天 前

    This video makes me thirsty

  18. Jordan Beagle

    Jordan Beagle

    4 天 前

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

  19. Mjws2907


    4 天 前

    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

  20. JonCee【ジョンシー】


    5 天 前

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

  21. Soganox


    5 天 前

    Very cool!

  22. Sean Joseph

    Sean Joseph

    5 天 前

    So demin water as used in the Harrier.

  23. Christa Franken

    Christa Franken

    5 天 前

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

  24. Scott Rubaszewski

    Scott Rubaszewski

    5 天 前

    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

  25. Angry Kittens

    Angry Kittens

    5 天 前

    "School for Gifted Axolotls"

  26. Jonathan S.

    Jonathan S.

    5 天 前

    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 👍

  27. Eggs Benedict

    Eggs Benedict

    5 天 前

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

  28. Qwertz 21

    Qwertz 21

    5 天 前

    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.



    5 天 前


  30. noam15A


    5 天 前

    nice grain

  31. Miss Cutenar

    Miss Cutenar

    5 天 前

    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.

  32. Kay


    6 天 前

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

  33. darw2


    6 天 前

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

  34. Ziggy The Zigzagoon

    Ziggy The Zigzagoon

    6 天 前


  35. sven


    6 天 前

    Ok tom

  36. Ross Parlette

    Ross Parlette

    6 天 前

    Puts the home fish bowl to shame.

  37. 266xUser a

    266xUser a

    6 天 前

    0:37 I knew you would show star trek!

  38. Kaylus


    6 天 前

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

  39. Sam J Glenson

    Sam J Glenson

    6 天 前

    I been to hull

  40. Sam Sırri

    Sam Sırri

    6 天 前

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

  41. Chris Miles

    Chris Miles

    6 天 前

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

  42. B0B F0SSIL

    B0B F0SSIL

    7 天 前

    Sawfish in there nice

  43. Brigette Anderson

    Brigette Anderson

    7 天 前

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

  44. let's waste time together

    let's waste time together

    7 天 前

    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

  45. Nozza


    7 天 前

    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.

  46. enoughofyourkoicarp


    7 天 前

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

  47. Ezeckel Reichert

    Ezeckel Reichert

    7 天 前


  48. balisticjoe


    7 天 前

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

  49. Cooper Wilkinson

    Cooper Wilkinson

    7 天 前

    one small step for fish...

  50. The Fanciest Pig at the BBQ

    The Fanciest Pig at the BBQ

    7 天 前

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

  51. ArZoNiC


    7 天 前

    Hello I am a Hullian

  52. Women Respecter

    Women Respecter

    7 天 前

    mm fishy

  53. Man plus Camera

    Man plus Camera

    7 天 前

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

  54. Thalass


    7 天 前

    The aquarium could double as an aquaponic farm haha

  55. Krystian Doss

    Krystian Doss

    7 天 前

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

  56. Tre L

    Tre L

    7 天 前


  57. Christopher Scheler

    Christopher Scheler

    7 天 前

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

  58. Anthy G

    Anthy G

    7 天 前

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

  59. Chicken Nugget

    Chicken Nugget

    7 天 前

    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.

  60. Alphax


    7 天 前

    Awesome video of an amazing place!

  61. Moses Racal

    Moses Racal

    7 天 前

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

  62. Kian M

    Kian M

    7 天 前

    Tom scott, His majesty is dead.

  63. Debbie Anderson

    Debbie Anderson

    7 天 前

    How old are you?

  64. Elaine B

    Elaine B

    8 天 前

    You had me at sharkies!!!

  65. Rasyiq Muhammad Hanif

    Rasyiq Muhammad Hanif

    8 天 前

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

  66. Meat aumaton

    Meat aumaton

    8 天 前

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

  67. Rene W

    Rene W

    8 天 前

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

  68. GJ203


    8 天 前

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

  69. James Goldsworthy

    James Goldsworthy

    8 天 前

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

    • Mr 4571

      Mr 4571

      7 天 前

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

  70. That autistic Kid

    That autistic Kid

    8 天 前

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

  71. Jethro Nolt

    Jethro Nolt

    8 天 前

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

  72. Marquis


    8 天 前

    I never thought you weren't interested in biology.

  73. 5G Tower 1000%

    5G Tower 1000%

    8 天 前

    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 :)

  74. Skipper8472


    8 天 前

    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?.

  75. Weeb Patrol

    Weeb Patrol

    8 天 前

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

  76. Jax Bronson

    Jax Bronson

    8 天 前

    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.

  77. Bryce Corbitt

    Bryce Corbitt

    8 天 前

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

  78. Horizon Zero dawn

    Horizon Zero dawn

    8 天 前

    It's just some fish

  79. Aylén Claqueo

    Aylén Claqueo

    8 天 前

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

  80. Ikay Otrof

    Ikay Otrof

    8 天 前


  81. Tyler Nelson

    Tyler Nelson

    8 天 前

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

  82. SynTeX07


    8 天 前

    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.

  83. George Agar

    George Agar

    8 天 前

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

  84. finn van doorn

    finn van doorn

    8 天 前

    When will we run out of music melodies?

  85. JustErix


    8 天 前

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

  86. The Architect

    The Architect

    8 天 前

    that is an awesome building inside and out.

  87. David Hickey

    David Hickey

    8 天 前

    I dare to change your chanel name to tommmyinnnit scott

  88. Janise


    8 天 前

    maybe make sth about videos that crash discord?

  89. OverclockEverything


    8 天 前

    Can't wait to visit The Deep once it reopens

  90. BoboDoboRobo


    8 天 前

    It’s like a spaceship for sharks.

  91. Textile George

    Textile George

    8 天 前

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

  92. Dangleplums


    8 天 前

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

  93. Not a garden gnome

    Not a garden gnome

    8 天 前

    This building is hideous.

  94. Blargh


    8 天 前

    Video about Esperanto?

  95. Jake Burgess

    Jake Burgess

    8 天 前

    For a second I thought Ben Jones was Ben Affleck

  96. Mia Anderson

    Mia Anderson

    9 天 前

    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!

  97. Tron


    9 天 前

    The guide looks like a slightly older, English Veritasium

  98. CFHoneyBadger


    9 天 前

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

  99. 9a3eedi


    9 天 前

    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

  100. Lewdog


    9 天 前

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