It's like a spaceship for sharks.

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Tom Scott

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Shared April 5, 2021

"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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Tom Scott

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.

1 month ago | [YT] | 10,231

Pixelated Parrot

Ok “A space station for sharks” definitely sounds like one of those AI generated video titles

1 month ago | [YT] | 10,755


Can we just appreciate how knowledgable but easy to understand our guide was

1 month ago | [YT] | 2,874


Aquarium: Hello Tom Scott, would you like to see our Aquarium.
Tom Scott: It's just a fish collection, I don't really care.
Aquarium: Ah, but did you know we also keep those fish alive?
Tom Scott: Interesting, tell me more!

1 month ago | [YT] | 1,145

Youtube sucks now

Please do a video on:
The island of Nordstrandischmoor is connected to mainland Germany by a tiny narrow gauge railway, on which residents (at least those 15 years of age and older and holding a moped license) can drive private trains back and forth to and from Lüttmoorsiel. Each island house has its own wagon — some used to be wind-powered, using sails, but today they run on diesel.

I couldn't imagine a more perfect video from you

1 month ago | [YT] | 762

Walt Rimmer

Tom Scott: "They're just fish."

Also Tom Scott: Stares in awe as a ray swims over him.

1 month ago | [YT] | 1,590


Nothing says social distancing as much as "my cameraman is in a tank full of sharks while I'm on the other side of the window"

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Here's an interesting fact: you're not breathing real water. It's too expensive to pump this far out. We just take dihydrogen oxide out of a room, freshen it up a little, and pump it back in. So you'll be breathing the same tank full of water for the rest of your life. I thought that was interesting. -Aperture Science Aquariums

1 month ago | [YT] | 298

Felix Henson

"School for gifted axolotls" makes me so happy

1 month ago | [YT] | 68

Aaron Low

I think we should just appreciate how Tom's cameraman is filming him from inside of a tank full of sharks

1 month ago | [YT] | 177

Bayeth Mal

I'm a former Aquarium Biologist and Lab Supervisor at a large public aquarium.

This is all the same stuff I used to look after, though I was never as photogenic and eloquent as this Curator.

1 month ago | [YT] | 187

Block Facts

Honestly didn't realise how much science goes into running an aquarium

1 month ago (edited) | [YT] | 6,235

Leon Rimmer

Being from Hull, as soon as I saw the water walkway, I said “is that the deep?” Really is a staple of my childhood. They’re struggling in Covid at the moment

1 month ago | [YT] | 105


This has to be the title that the AI gave you back in the day

1 month ago | [YT] | 102


As somebody from Hull, its great to see some coverage of The Deep, it was always a fantastic trip as a kid!

1 month ago | [YT] | 39

Hifi Fan

Props to the curator. Very knowledgeable and a great communicator.

1 month ago | [YT] | 73

Life in Jars?

Wow this was really cool to see! It's also a bit frightening to see how many components make up the life support system. I can imagine it could break in A LOT of ways.

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As someone who enjoys aquariums, this gave me a lot more respect for what it takes to run them.

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Scott Hutson

Having spent a lot of time on submarines, I can appreciate how the aquarists have to keep the atmosphere safe for the fish, but I've actually never thought about it. Thank you, Tom for enlightening us.

1 month ago | [YT] | 49

Avery the Cuban-American

Nice of Ben Affleck to teach us about the life support system

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