It's like a spaceship for sharks.

5 Apr 2021
729 958 Ditonton

"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 Scott8 hari yang lalu
    • Go to bed Tom

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

      Patrick HudsonPatrick Hudson2 hari yang lalu
    • Why did I read this in your accent?

      Robin BritzRobin Britz3 hari yang lalu

      How To Watch MoviesHow To Watch Movies3 hari yang lalu
    • Could have just said fish

      Scott BolandScott Boland4 hari yang lalu
  • Drink every time you hear the phrase "Life support system"

    KaylusKaylusJam Yang lalu
  • I been to hull

    Sam J GlensonSam J GlensonJam Yang lalu
  • 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 Sırri2 jam yang lalu
  • 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 IDworlds app but still see all the best creators who I have grown to love. Thanks in advance.

    Chris MilesChris Miles4 jam yang lalu
  • Sawfish in there nice

    B0B F0SSILB0B F0SSIL7 jam yang lalu
  • 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 Anderson8 jam yang lalu
  • 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 jam yang lalu
  • 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.

    NozzaNozza11 jam yang lalu
  • That's cool but I'm still going to have nightmares about spaceships full of sharks... Meh, worth it.

    enoughofyourkoicarpenoughofyourkoicarp11 jam yang lalu
  • .

    Ezeckel ReichertEzeckel Reichert18 jam yang lalu
  • Why would I be more interested in the behind the scenes machinery and logistics of attractions like this?

    balisticjoebalisticjoe19 jam yang lalu
  • one small step for fish...

    Cooper WilkinsonCooper Wilkinson20 jam yang lalu
  • I reckon that this was definitely one of the AI generated video titles.

    The Fanciest Pig at the BBQThe Fanciest Pig at the BBQ20 jam yang lalu
  • Hello I am a Hullian

    ArZoNiCArZoNiC21 jam yang lalu
  • mm fishy

    Women RespecterWomen Respecter22 jam yang lalu
  • How did you find the older, less Australian version of Derek Muller from Veritasium?

    Man plus CameraMan plus Camera22 jam yang lalu
  • The aquarium could double as an aquaponic farm haha

    ThalassThalass22 jam yang lalu
  • “Biology and zoology never really interested me.” That’s why we have resident ornithologist Chris Joel.

    Krystian DossKrystian Doss22 jam yang lalu
  • Cool!

    Tre LTre L23 jam yang lalu
  • Me as a German reading the description: "'Lebenerhaltungssystem' is one word. 🤔"

    Christopher SchelerChristopher Scheler23 jam yang lalu
  • One of the places where you'll be able to see fish that haven't yet ingested microplastics

    Anthy GAnthy GHari Yang lalu
  • 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 NuggetHari Yang lalu
  • Awesome video of an amazing place!

    AlphaxAlphaxHari Yang lalu
  • 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 RacalHari Yang lalu
  • Tom scott, His majesty is dead.

    Kian MKian MHari Yang lalu
  • How old are you?

    Debbie AndersonDebbie AndersonHari Yang lalu
  • You had me at sharkies!!!

    Elaine BElaine BHari Yang lalu
  • The exhibit: hmm fish The Life Support system: hmm advanced water

    Rasyiq Muhammad HanifRasyiq Muhammad HanifHari Yang lalu
  • Just when you thought it was safe to leave the atmosphere... Jaws XXVII: Jaws... IN SPACE!!!!!

    Meat aumatonMeat aumatonHari Yang lalu
  • 1:20 i see some COPVS (Composite-overwrapped-pressure-vessel) thats nice

    Rene WRene WHari Yang lalu
  • I wonder if instead of being converted to N2 gas the nitrates could be reused elsewhere as fertiliser.

    GJ203GJ203Hari Yang lalu
  • Why couldn't they just filter the sea water? Edit: Ahh it's by a river. That's why!

    James GoldsworthyJames GoldsworthyHari Yang lalu
    • And it's incredibly muddy. It would have to be left to settle for ages before it could be used.

      Mr 4571Mr 4571Hari Yang lalu
  • Hey I go to that aquarium, this is so bizarre to watch

    That autistic KidThat autistic KidHari Yang lalu
  • 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 NoltHari Yang lalu
  • I never thought you weren't interested in biology.

    MarquisMarquisHari Yang lalu
  • 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%Hari Yang lalu
  • 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?.

    Skipper8472Skipper8472Hari Yang lalu
  • This might sound stupid but for long term space travel wouldn't this might actually work? For actual spaceships? For sharks at least

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

    Bryce CorbittBryce CorbittHari Yang lalu
  • It's just some fish

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

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

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  • 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.

    SynTeX07SynTeX07Hari Yang lalu
  • This was an awesome video and a great thing to get some insight about. Thanks

    George AgarGeorge AgarHari Yang lalu
  • When will we run out of music melodies?

    finn van doornfinn van doorn2 hari yang lalu
  • Ben Jones looks like Ben Affleck, if Ben Affleck just really liked fishies

    JustErixJustErix2 hari yang lalu
  • that is an awesome building inside and out.

    The ArchitectThe Architect2 hari yang lalu
  • I dare to change your chanel name to tommmyinnnit scott

    David HickeyDavid Hickey2 hari yang lalu
  • maybe make sth about videos that crash discord?

    JaniseJanise2 hari yang lalu
  • Can't wait to visit The Deep once it reopens

    OverclockEverythingOverclockEverything2 hari yang lalu
  • It’s like a spaceship for sharks.

    BoboDoboRoboBoboDoboRobo2 hari yang lalu
  • This is extremely cool and i want to work there, even if it's just cleaning haha

    Textile GeorgeTextile George2 hari yang lalu
  • I wasn’t expecting this to be as interesting as it was, wow!

    DangleplumsDangleplums2 hari yang lalu
  • This building is hideous.

    Not a garden gnomeNot a garden gnome2 hari yang lalu
  • Video about Esperanto?

    BlarghBlargh2 hari yang lalu
  • For a second I thought Ben Jones was Ben Affleck

    Jake BurgessJake Burgess2 hari yang lalu
  • 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!

    Mia AndersonMia Anderson2 hari yang lalu
  • The guide looks like a slightly older, English Veritasium

    TronTron2 hari yang lalu
  • Aquariums are such magnificent places! The one in Atlanta, GA is particularly fun to visit (at least, before Covid)

    CFHoneyBadgerCFHoneyBadger2 hari yang lalu
  • 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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  • As a citizen of Hull, i appreciate you showing one of our great landmarks to your audience, great video tom!

    LewdogLewdog2 hari yang lalu
  • 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

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

    Yanik KunitsinYanik Kunitsin2 hari yang lalu
  • Nice to see hull in a video🙂

    TazzyTazzy2 hari yang lalu
  • 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... :)

    Michaela TrefoilMichaela Trefoil2 hari yang lalu
  • A dumb question though, why not use sea water right outside?

    killsarskillsars2 hari yang lalu
  • Poor sharks

    ReubenXRReubenXR2 hari yang lalu
  • I saw the thumbnail and immediately said - my man’s in HULL. Life in the North, eh?

    Mattie SheldonMattie Sheldon2 hari yang lalu
  • "School for gifted axolotls"

    L. A. K.L. A. K.2 hari yang lalu
  • Today’s video brought to you by the word scavenge !, great video and really interesting to see behind the scenes at an aquarium.

    Leigh984Leigh9842 hari yang lalu
  • No one going to comment on that diver at 3:55

    Steven KoertsSteven Koerts2 hari yang lalu
  • Thomas Scotland.

    Not A Cheese SandwichNot A Cheese Sandwich2 hari yang lalu
  • 2:00 Imagine god talking to a camera explaining his 'life support system' of the earth. 'they like oxygen, so inside here we placed some trees on the dry areas and plankton in de waters'

    Thijs WeverThijs Wever2 hari yang lalu
  • This is the least Tom Scott title of any Tom Scott video.

    RosenatorRosenator2 hari yang lalu
  • I didn't watch this video specifically because you mentioned uk covid law at the beginning. Social distancing is terrorism.

    Xix XixXix Xix2 hari yang lalu
  • Tom: "It's just some fish, right?" Fish: 🙁🙁🙁🙁

    Martin BygballeMartin Bygballe2 hari yang lalu
  • This was great. More from the deep!

    Mason G.Mason G.2 hari yang lalu
  • Why 1080p50?

    xoomdustxoomdust2 hari yang lalu
  • 03:34 "Spaceship for sharks" 😄 By the way: what prevents oxygen or air inside the ozone layer and not sucked out to space? Especially when travelling to the space with a spaceship (and going out to space). 🤔

    Gábor MiklayGábor Miklay2 hari yang lalu
  • I like how Tom added a period in the tile to really emphasize it.

    Sal SaulSal Saul2 hari yang lalu
  • WOW Amazing 🙂🚂🚂🚂

    Jimyjames - Model Locos / Bike Rides / ExploringJimyjames - Model Locos / Bike Rides / Exploring2 hari yang lalu
  • Alternative title, "Company takes great pride in building a prison for fish and giving them the basic necessities for life".

    bikeanddogtripsbikeanddogtrips2 hari yang lalu
  • As an aquarist on a much smaller scale, I can appreciate that much of the life support process can be seen in a well-kept home aquarium. The nitrogen cycle is such a fascinating subject! I found the final step of nitrogen off-gassing very interesting, as typical home aquaria require regular water changes to remove accumulated nitrates. (I can’t imagine how many buckets you’d need to do a 50% water change on a system of that size!)

    Drew Knoll-OwenDrew Knoll-Owen2 hari yang lalu
  • Why do like 30% of your video thumbnails have a red stripe on the left and another 30% have a triangle?

    Adanac TnomewAdanac Tnomew2 hari yang lalu
  • Shout-out to the wonderful architect that designed the building to look like a ship

    FasteroidFasteroid2 hari yang lalu
  • So, almost like the Klingon cruiser in Star Trek IV - The Voyage Home :-)

    zapfanzapfanzapfanzapfan2 hari yang lalu
  • 4:50 Wanna commend the editing crew for insuring at least one flight of stairs was included previously for "3 floors down" scale to make most sense.

    JChalantJChalant2 hari yang lalu
  • Ah come on Tom, don't lie. One of them AI title generators came up with this idea and you just couldn't resist doing it :P

    FirebirdFirebird2 hari yang lalu
  • Nah, more so a "submarine for sharks" but actually a promarine (if that's the correct prefix)

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  • I'll add that to my todo list

    AdzSONLINEAdzSONLINE2 hari yang lalu
  • Ben Jones is like the marine biology version of Derek from Veritasium.

    En EmersonEn Emerson2 hari yang lalu
  • ya 6ft between no mask ppl is a hilarious joke. Go thing brain dead outdated advice like that is what the public is told to stay safe. Thats not how it works and its killing THOUSANDS everyday because people are to scared to tell the truth that its a minimum of 21ft which is the diameter of the bubble of infected air one human spits out of there pie hole. But please listen to governments who have never lied to the public before. nope never......

    TheReal_istTheReal_ist2 hari yang lalu
  • I love aquariums. It's like exploring another world. Plus, they're usually well air conditioned, so it's great for hanging out at in the summer.

    lordelliott42lordelliott422 hari yang lalu
  • 1:49 I like mudkips.

    Liyang HULiyang HU2 hari yang lalu
  • Very interesting how many of the technologies used to clean the water for the aquarium are the same technologies that are used to clean drinking water and waste water for a city water system.

    Josiah FergusonJosiah Ferguson2 hari yang lalu
  • I like to think of it as a reverse submarine

    Michiel AriensMichiel Ariens2 hari yang lalu
  • 04:25 "Here is where we alter the mixture of air -" thunk. Fishy screams of terror imagined emanating from the other room. XD

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