It's like a spaceship for sharks.

2021 Туу 5-нд
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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: or on their channel:
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Edited by Michelle Martin:
Audio mix by Graham Haerther
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  • 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.

    Tom ScottTom Scott16 өдрийн өмнө
    • true :awesome:

      KenopyKenopy20 цагийн өмнө
    • @Big Smoke €

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    • Eee

      GodGodӨдрийн өмнө
    • Oeoo

      GodGodӨдрийн өмнө
    • Go to bed Tom

      C̸͙̆h̵̰̿a̶̲̳͑ó̶͖̌s̴̯̏́C̸͙̆h̵̰̿a̶̲̳͑ó̶͖̌s̴̯̏́9 өдрийн өмнө
  • 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.

    ApplesPapplesApplesPapplesЦагийн өмнө
  • Is it just me or does Ben kinda looks like Veritasium?

    sKai0216sKai02164 цагийн өмнө
  • 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.

    FestivejellyFestivejelly9 цагийн өмнө
  • Nice of Ben Affleck to teach us about the life support system

    Avery the Cuban-AmericanAvery the Cuban-American16 цагийн өмнө
  • im interested in the contrast in water quality between the aquarium tanks and the natural habitat of the fish.

    Theodore HarrisTheodore Harris17 цагийн өмнө
  • Soooo its a filter

    Thomas BestThomas BestӨдрийн өмнө
  • When I saw the thumbnail I thought you went to Fehmarn.

    YouTube-KanalYouTube-KanalӨдрийн өмнө
  • Nice how Ben affleck was explaining to us about the life support system

    Mitch WarMitch WarӨдрийн өмнө
  • Did not expect to see The Deep on your channel... Hull finally made it eh!

    ArbeedarkArbeedarkӨдрийн өмнө
  • Content

    Riley CarpenterRiley Carpenter2 өдрийн өмнө
  • Is it just me or Tom Scott looks a lot like Watson from SHERLOCK (Martin Freeman)

    All about MoviesAll about Movies2 өдрийн өмнө
  • Wow I’ve been there! Took ages to wait outside and it was raining, but it was a wonderful experience

    AmieAmie2 өдрийн өмнө
  • 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.

    sharpfangsharpfang2 өдрийн өмнө
  • Visited a couple of times, Well worth a trip

    Viking Joe BloggsViking Joe Bloggs3 өдрийн өмнө
  • I went there so many times cos everywhere else nearby kinda sucks

    Gay BowserGay Bowser3 өдрийн өмнө
  • Tom getting distracted by a stingray is really funny to me for some reason

    Ryuji SakamotoRyuji Sakamoto4 өдрийн өмнө
  • 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.

    UnpersonUnperson4 өдрийн өмнө
  • "I got an email"

    tripwafflez _tripwafflez _5 өдрийн өмнө
  • "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*

    Daniel HowellDaniel Howell6 өдрийн өмнө
  • 1:10 Why would you waste good spring water (tap) by putting salt in it. There's a big ol' ocean right there.

    DaKermitFrogDaKermitFrog6 өдрийн өмнө
  • If you play at 1.75 times you wont hear the echos

    JackJack6 өдрийн өмнө
  • Half the fun for me as a fish keeper is all the technology and gear like this. Glad you dipped your toe in!

    rpk 13rpk 136 өдрийн өмнө
  • Silent Running coming up !

    Bill ShireBill Shire6 өдрийн өмнө
  • "We are responsible for every single life at The Deep." *proceeds to exterminate microbes via UV rays*

    Angelo NotorioAngelo Notorio6 өдрийн өмнө
  • All this money spent when the ocean does everything the fish need for free. Almost like they shouldnt be there 🤔

    SyncJrSyncJr7 өдрийн өмнө
  • This video makes me thirsty

    May NyanMay Nyan7 өдрийн өмнө
  • Wow, a lot more goes into this than I thought!

    Jordan BeagleJordan Beagle7 өдрийн өмнө
  • 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

    Mjws2907Mjws29077 өдрийн өмнө
  • This is the most interesting Tom Scott video for an aquaculturist and diver like me.

    JonCee【ジョンシー】JonCee【ジョンシー】7 өдрийн өмнө
  • Very cool!

    SoganoxSoganox7 өдрийн өмнө
  • So demin water as used in the Harrier.

    Sean JosephSean Joseph7 өдрийн өмнө
  • Am I the only one thinking of hospitals instead of spaceships when hearing 'life support' mentioned?

    Christa FrankenChrista Franken7 өдрийн өмнө
  • 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

    Scott RubaszewskiScott Rubaszewski7 өдрийн өмнө
  • "School for Gifted Axolotls"

    Angry KittensAngry Kittens7 өдрийн өмнө
  • 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 👍

    Jonathan S.Jonathan S.7 өдрийн өмнө
  • I wonder how applicable some of these processes are for water management in space.

    Eggs BenedictEggs Benedict7 өдрийн өмнө
  • 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.

    Qwertz 21Qwertz 217 өдрийн өмнө

  • nice grain

    noam15Anoam15A7 өдрийн өмнө
  • 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.

    Miss CutenarMiss Cutenar8 өдрийн өмнө
  • As interesting as this is, I am wildly disappointed to not see sharks in a spaceship

    KayKay8 өдрийн өмнө
  • You do a smiliar thing but in a small scale for any saltwater aquarium at home.

    darw2darw28 өдрийн өмнө
  • Amogus

    Ziggy The ZigzagoonZiggy The Zigzagoon8 өдрийн өмнө
  • Ok tom

    svensven8 өдрийн өмнө
  • Puts the home fish bowl to shame.

    Ross ParletteRoss Parlette8 өдрийн өмнө
  • 0:37 I knew you would show star trek!

    266xUser a266xUser a8 өдрийн өмнө
  • Drink every time you hear the phrase "Life support system"

    KaylusKaylus8 өдрийн өмнө
  • I been to hull

    S J GlensonS J Glenson8 өдрийн өмнө
  • Looks like the video is too much summarized. It would have been nice to see a little more of the "uninteresting" details. Thanks, Tom

    Sam SırriSam Sırri8 өдрийн өмнө
  • 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 MNworlds app but still see all the best creators who I have grown to love. Thanks in advance.

    Chris MilesChris Miles9 өдрийн өмнө
  • Sawfish in there nice

    B0B F0SSILB0B F0SSIL9 өдрийн өмнө
  • I think aquariums may be missing the boat... I bet a LOT more people would be eager to visit a "Spaceship for Sharks!" :)

    Brigette AndersonBrigette Anderson9 өдрийн өмнө
  • 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

    let's waste time togetherlet's waste time together9 өдрийн өмнө
  • 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.

    NozzaNozza9 өдрийн өмнө
  • That's cool but I'm still going to have nightmares about spaceships full of sharks... Meh, worth it.

    enoughofyourkoicarpenoughofyourkoicarp9 өдрийн өмнө
  • .

    Ezeckel ReichertEzeckel Reichert9 өдрийн өмнө
  • Why would I be more interested in the behind the scenes machinery and logistics of attractions like this?

    balisticjoebalisticjoe9 өдрийн өмнө
  • one small step for fish...

    Cooper WilkinsonCooper Wilkinson9 өдрийн өмнө
  • I reckon that this was definitely one of the AI generated video titles.

    The Fanciest Pig at the BBQThe Fanciest Pig at the BBQ9 өдрийн өмнө
  • Hello I am a Hullian

    ArZoNiCArZoNiC9 өдрийн өмнө
  • mm fishy

    Women RespecterWomen Respecter9 өдрийн өмнө
  • How did you find the older, less Australian version of Derek Muller from Veritasium?

    Man plus CameraMan plus Camera9 өдрийн өмнө
  • The aquarium could double as an aquaponic farm haha

    ThalassThalass9 өдрийн өмнө
  • “Biology and zoology never really interested me.” That’s why we have resident ornithologist Chris Joel.

    Krystian DossKrystian Doss9 өдрийн өмнө
  • Cool!

    Tre LTre L9 өдрийн өмнө
  • Me as a German reading the description: "'Lebenerhaltungssystem' is one word. 🤔"

    Christopher SchelerChristopher Scheler9 өдрийн өмнө
  • One of the places where you'll be able to see fish that haven't yet ingested microplastics

    Anthy GAnthy G9 өдрийн өмнө
  • 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.

    Chicken NuggetChicken Nugget10 өдрийн өмнө
  • Awesome video of an amazing place!

    AlphaxAlphax10 өдрийн өмнө
  • The best thing about this is that even if the ocean next to the aquarium is contaminated, the aquarium really isnt affected at all

    Moses RacalMoses Racal10 өдрийн өмнө
  • Tom scott, His majesty is dead.

    Kian MKian M10 өдрийн өмнө
  • How old are you?

    Debbie AndersonDebbie Anderson10 өдрийн өмнө
  • You had me at sharkies!!!

    Elaine BElaine B10 өдрийн өмнө
  • The exhibit: hmm fish The Life Support system: hmm advanced water

    Rasyiq Muhammad HanifRasyiq Muhammad Hanif10 өдрийн өмнө
  • Just when you thought it was safe to leave the atmosphere... Jaws XXVII: Jaws... IN SPACE!!!!!

    Meat aumatonMeat aumaton10 өдрийн өмнө
  • 1:20 i see some COPVS (Composite-overwrapped-pressure-vessel) thats nice

    Rene WRene W10 өдрийн өмнө
  • I wonder if instead of being converted to N2 gas the nitrates could be reused elsewhere as fertiliser.

    GJ203GJ20310 өдрийн өмнө
  • Why couldn't they just filter the sea water? Edit: Ahh it's by a river. That's why!

    James GoldsworthyJames Goldsworthy10 өдрийн өмнө
    • And it's incredibly muddy. It would have to be left to settle for ages before it could be used.

      Mr 4571Mr 45719 өдрийн өмнө
  • Hey I go to that aquarium, this is so bizarre to watch

    That autistic KidThat autistic Kid10 өдрийн өмнө
  • This is very similar to the wastewater treatment systems used in treating municipal wastewater, but with the added complexity of working with salt water.

    Jethro NoltJethro Nolt10 өдрийн өмнө
  • I never thought you weren't interested in biology.

    MarquisMarquis10 өдрийн өмнө
  • 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 :)

    5G Tower 1000%5G Tower 1000%10 өдрийн өмнө
  • 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?.

    Skipper8472Skipper847210 өдрийн өмнө
  • This might sound stupid but for long term space travel wouldn't this might actually work? For actual spaceships? For sharks at least

    Weeb PatrolWeeb Patrol10 өдрийн өмнө
  • 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.

    Jax BronsonJax Bronson10 өдрийн өмнө
  • I only understood about half of what they were doing, but I appreciate the ingenuity!

    Bryce CorbittBryce Corbitt10 өдрийн өмнө
  • It's just some fish

    Horizon Zero dawnHorizon Zero dawn10 өдрийн өмнө
  • Everything now will sound like an AI generated idea, no matter whether or not it actually is.

    Aylén ClaqueoAylén Claqueo10 өдрийн өмнө

    Ikay OtrofIkay Otrof10 өдрийн өмнө
  • I just realized that you were in that one show called connect and THAT PONYTAIL THO

    Tyler NelsonTyler Nelson10 өдрийн өмнө
  • 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.

    SynTeX07SynTeX0710 өдрийн өмнө
  • This was an awesome video and a great thing to get some insight about. Thanks

    George AgarGeorge Agar10 өдрийн өмнө
  • When will we run out of music melodies?

    finn van doornfinn van doorn10 өдрийн өмнө
  • Ben Jones looks like Ben Affleck, if Ben Affleck just really liked fishies

    JustErixJustErix10 өдрийн өмнө
  • that is an awesome building inside and out.

    The ArchitectThe Architect10 өдрийн өмнө
  • I dare to change your chanel name to tommmyinnnit scott

    David HickeyDavid Hickey10 өдрийн өмнө
  • maybe make sth about videos that crash discord?

    JaniseJanise11 өдрийн өмнө
  • Can't wait to visit The Deep once it reopens

    OverclockEverythingOverclockEverything11 өдрийн өмнө
  • It’s like a spaceship for sharks.

    BoboDoboRoboBoboDoboRobo11 өдрийн өмнө