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 ScottHace 15 días

    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.

  2. C̸͙̆h̵̰̿a̶̲̳͑ó̶͖̌s̴̯̏́

    C̸͙̆h̵̰̿a̶̲̳͑ó̶͖̌s̴̯̏́Hace 8 días

    Go to bed Tom

  3. Patrick Hudson

    Patrick HudsonHace 10 días

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

  4. Robin Britz

    Robin BritzHace 11 días

    Why did I read this in your accent?

  5. How To Watch Movies

    How To Watch MoviesHace 11 días


  6. Scott Boland

    Scott BolandHace 11 días

    Could have just said fish

  7. Arbeedark

    ArbeedarkHace 2 horas

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

  8. Riley Carpenter

    Riley CarpenterHace 9 horas


  9. All about Movies

    All about MoviesHace 14 horas

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

  10. Amie

    AmieHace 15 horas

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

  11. sharpfang

    sharpfangHace un día

    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.

  12. Viking Joe Bloggs

    Viking Joe BloggsHace un día

    Visited a couple of times, Well worth a trip

  13. Gay Bowser

    Gay BowserHace un día

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

  14. Ryuji Sakamoto

    Ryuji SakamotoHace 2 días

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

  15. Unperson

    UnpersonHace 3 días

    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.

  16. tripwafflez _

    tripwafflez _Hace 3 días

    "I got an email"

  17. Daniel Howell

    Daniel HowellHace 4 días

    "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*

  18. DaKermitFrog

    DaKermitFrogHace 4 días

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

  19. Jack

    JackHace 5 días

    If you play at 1.75 times you wont hear the echos

  20. rpk 13

    rpk 13Hace 5 días

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

  21. Bill Shire

    Bill ShireHace 5 días

    Silent Running coming up !

  22. Angelo Notorio

    Angelo NotorioHace 5 días

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

  23. SyncJr

    SyncJrHace 5 días

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

  24. May Nyan

    May NyanHace 5 días

    This video makes me thirsty

  25. Jordan Beagle

    Jordan BeagleHace 5 días

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

  26. Mjws2907

    Mjws2907Hace 5 días

    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

  27. JonCee【ジョンシー】

    JonCee【ジョンシー】Hace 5 días

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

  28. Soganox

    SoganoxHace 5 días

    Very cool!

  29. Sean Joseph

    Sean JosephHace 5 días

    So demin water as used in the Harrier.

  30. Christa Franken

    Christa FrankenHace 5 días

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

  31. Scott Rubaszewski

    Scott RubaszewskiHace 5 días

    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

  32. Angry Kittens

    Angry KittensHace 5 días

    "School for Gifted Axolotls"

  33. Jonathan S.

    Jonathan S.Hace 5 días

    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 👍

  34. Eggs Benedict

    Eggs BenedictHace 5 días

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

  35. Qwertz 21

    Qwertz 21Hace 6 días

    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 BURTONHace 6 días


  37. noam15A

    noam15AHace 6 días

    nice grain

  38. Miss Cutenar

    Miss CutenarHace 6 días

    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.

  39. Kay

    KayHace 6 días

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

  40. darw2

    darw2Hace 6 días

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

  41. Ziggy The Zigzagoon

    Ziggy The ZigzagoonHace 6 días


  42. sven

    svenHace 6 días

    Ok tom

  43. Ross Parlette

    Ross ParletteHace 7 días

    Puts the home fish bowl to shame.

  44. 266xUser a

    266xUser aHace 7 días

    0:37 I knew you would show star trek!

  45. Kaylus

    KaylusHace 7 días

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

  46. S J Glenson

    S J GlensonHace 7 días

    I been to hull

  47. Sam Sırri

    Sam SırriHace 7 días

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

  48. Chris Miles

    Chris MilesHace 7 días

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

  49. B0B F0SSIL

    B0B F0SSILHace 7 días

    Sawfish in there nice

  50. Brigette Anderson

    Brigette AndersonHace 7 días

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

  51. let's waste time together

    let's waste time togetherHace 7 días

    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

  52. Nozza

    NozzaHace 7 días

    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.

  53. enoughofyourkoicarp

    enoughofyourkoicarpHace 7 días

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

  54. Ezeckel Reichert

    Ezeckel ReichertHace 7 días


  55. balisticjoe

    balisticjoeHace 8 días

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

  56. Cooper Wilkinson

    Cooper WilkinsonHace 8 días

    one small step for fish...

  57. The Fanciest Pig at the BBQ

    The Fanciest Pig at the BBQHace 8 días

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

  58. ArZoNiC

    ArZoNiCHace 8 días

    Hello I am a Hullian

  59. Women Respecter

    Women RespecterHace 8 días

    mm fishy

  60. Man plus Camera

    Man plus CameraHace 8 días

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

  61. Thalass

    ThalassHace 8 días

    The aquarium could double as an aquaponic farm haha

  62. Krystian Doss

    Krystian DossHace 8 días

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

  63. Tre L

    Tre LHace 8 días


  64. Christopher Scheler

    Christopher SchelerHace 8 días

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

  65. Anthy G

    Anthy GHace 8 días

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

  66. Chicken Nugget

    Chicken NuggetHace 8 días

    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.

  67. Alphax

    AlphaxHace 8 días

    Awesome video of an amazing place!

  68. Moses Racal

    Moses RacalHace 8 días

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

  69. Kian M

    Kian MHace 8 días

    Tom scott, His majesty is dead.

  70. Debbie Anderson

    Debbie AndersonHace 8 días

    How old are you?

  71. Elaine B

    Elaine BHace 8 días

    You had me at sharkies!!!

  72. Rasyiq Muhammad Hanif

    Rasyiq Muhammad HanifHace 8 días

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

  73. Meat aumaton

    Meat aumatonHace 8 días

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

  74. Rene W

    Rene WHace 8 días

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

  75. GJ203

    GJ203Hace 8 días

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

  76. James Goldsworthy

    James GoldsworthyHace 8 días

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

  77. Mr 4571

    Mr 4571Hace 8 días

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

  78. That autistic Kid

    That autistic KidHace 8 días

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

  79. Jethro Nolt

    Jethro NoltHace 8 días

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

  80. Marquis

    MarquisHace 8 días

    I never thought you weren't interested in biology.

  81. 5G Tower 1000%

    5G Tower 1000%Hace 8 días

    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 :)

  82. Skipper8472

    Skipper8472Hace 8 días

    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?.

  83. Weeb Patrol

    Weeb PatrolHace 8 días

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

  84. Jax Bronson

    Jax BronsonHace 8 días

    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.

  85. Bryce Corbitt

    Bryce CorbittHace 8 días

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

  86. Horizon Zero dawn

    Horizon Zero dawnHace 8 días

    It's just some fish

  87. Aylén Claqueo

    Aylén ClaqueoHace 8 días

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

  88. Ikay Otrof

    Ikay OtrofHace 8 días


  89. Tyler Nelson

    Tyler NelsonHace 9 días

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

  90. SynTeX07

    SynTeX07Hace 9 días

    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.

  91. George Agar

    George AgarHace 9 días

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

  92. finn van doorn

    finn van doornHace 9 días

    When will we run out of music melodies?

  93. JustErix

    JustErixHace 9 días

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

  94. The Architect

    The ArchitectHace 9 días

    that is an awesome building inside and out.

  95. David Hickey

    David HickeyHace 9 días

    I dare to change your chanel name to tommmyinnnit scott

  96. Janise

    JaniseHace 9 días

    maybe make sth about videos that crash discord?

  97. OverclockEverything

    OverclockEverythingHace 9 días

    Can't wait to visit The Deep once it reopens

  98. BoboDoboRobo

    BoboDoboRoboHace 9 días

    It’s like a spaceship for sharks.

  99. Textile George

    Textile GeorgeHace 9 días

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

  100. Dangleplums

    DangleplumsHace 9 días

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

  101. Not a garden gnome

    Not a garden gnomeHace 9 días

    This building is hideous.

  102. Blargh

    BlarghHace 9 días

    Video about Esperanto?

  103. Jake Burgess

    Jake BurgessHace 9 días

    For a second I thought Ben Jones was Ben Affleck

  104. Mia Anderson

    Mia AndersonHace 9 días

    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!

  105. Tron

    TronHace 9 días

    The guide looks like a slightly older, English Veritasium

  106. CFHoneyBadger

    CFHoneyBadgerHace 9 días

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