5 Technologies Helping Us Explore The Deep Ocean

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The ocean is the largest ecosystem on Earth, but it's still mostly unexplored. This is partially due to the challenges of ocean exploration, like bone-crushing pressure and the need to bring your own air. But here are five ways that we've pushed the limits of where we can explore.
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  1. SciShow
    7 ditë më parë

    This episode is brought to you by the Music for Scientists album! Stream the album on major music services here: biglink.to/music-for-scientists​. Check out the “For Your Love" music video here: alfirst.info/load/jXyhmq3JaZl0qJc/video​

  2. Elliot Alderson
    Elliot Alderson
    Ditë më parë

    If you guys are ever visiting the florida keys, you should check out the History of Diving Museum in Islamorada, florida. Some of the picture of the suits were taken at this museum.

  3. Michelle Larivee
    Michelle Larivee
    3 ditë më parë

    If you ever want to watch a livestream of an ROV, check out EV Nautilus!

  4. Daniel Morrow
    Daniel Morrow
    4 ditë më parë

    Imagine the fear that would shoot through a person being at 11,000 feet under the ocean and noticing a crack in one of the viewing windows :\

  5. Dudepool
    4 ditë më parë

    I could have sworn Dennis Quaid and Martin Short proved that "Inner Space" is inside our bodies the year I was born.

  6. Dan Phillips
    Dan Phillips
    5 ditë më parë

    How do we are actually define where the ocean floor is, as I would have thought that even when you hit rocks/mud at the bottom it has a high amount of water in the material?

  7. Not Dave
    Not Dave
    5 ditë më parë

    What about that liquid breatheing technology we saw in that movie that one time?

    6 ditë më parë


  9. tonymiami54
    6 ditë më parë

    Been watching this channel since 2012 and it’s so dope how they still make the same kinds of videos

  10. Ananya Ravikumar
    Ananya Ravikumar
    6 ditë më parë

    Well if deep sea animals ever write science fiction they’re going to describe the aliens from above as metallic androids.

  11. 3dTales
    6 ditë më parë

    My favorite part of the world to learn about :D

  12. Wendell Greenidge
    Wendell Greenidge
    6 ditë më parë

    Do you think all the lights are why deep sea explorers don’t see many creatures? I would think since they never see light, their eyes would be super sensitive to light so they won’t go towards it but run away...

  13. Parker Ripley
    Parker Ripley
    6 ditë më parë

    I'd never go that deep in the ocean *shivers. I'd rather be in deep space, at least that way if something went wrong I'd still be able to see the stars as I died.

  14. Jonathan Wolf
    Jonathan Wolf
    6 ditë më parë

    Is it cold in the scishow studio these days?

  15. Brian Madden
    Brian Madden
    6 ditë më parë

    Godzilla . That’s what we’ll find next. Hail to the king 👑

  16. Michael Holst
    Michael Holst
    7 ditë më parë

    Can you imagine sinking for 4 and half hours to 11 kilometers underwater and then your window cracks? That's the definition of terror

  17. Freddo Flintstono
    Freddo Flintstono
    7 ditë më parë

    Just how cold is it in that studio? :)

  18. Sin'gularity
    7 ditë më parë

    bro try to chew when you eat lol

  19. WeAreThe Horses
    WeAreThe Horses
    7 ditë më parë

    10 new species per hour! And space explorers keep asking "Are we alone"?

  20. IeatURANIUM
    7 ditë më parë

    subnautica: your future submarine has reached it's maximum depth of 900 meters. better get out of it and continue with just your diving suit to avoid damage

  21. Lyre Paradox
    Lyre Paradox
    7 ditë më parë

    Can that syntactic foam be used in building landers for places like Venus? Or maybe somewhere else with high pressure, but without the hot hellscape?

  22. totalfreedom45
    7 ditë më parë

    We know more about space than we know about the deep ocean-more than 80% of it is unknown. 💕 ☮ 🌎 🌌

  23. Aristo12
    7 ditë më parë

    9:02 That was a smooth segway to the sponsor. Linus Tech Tips could learn from that. XD

  24. PalimpsestProd
    7 ditë më parë

    Is that life preserver you're wearing? You on leave from the navy? If you want a Pepsi you'll have to pay for it.

  25. foxtailedcritter
    7 ditë më parë

    Look up saturation divers. You won't be disappointed trust me.

  26. Prince Edmund, Duke of Edinburgh
    Prince Edmund, Duke of Edinburgh
    7 ditë më parë

    Ancient Astronaut Theorists Say, Yes.

  27. austin fernando
    austin fernando
    7 ditë më parë

    idk why but i just thought of this bit from Futurama *ship in deep ocean* fry: how many atmosopheres can the ship take? *creeking* professor: well it's a space ship so i'd say anywhere between 0 and 1

  28. jeff fung
    jeff fung
    7 ditë më parë

    The longing point acly appreciate because jute temporarily remember amid a madly danger. befitting, delightful gorilla

  29. Ghaith
    7 ditë më parë

    ~Did you know?🌊 According to the Telegraph-Journal, british scientists have discovered for the first time In december 2007 waves that flow deep in the Pacific Ocean, Scientists were surprised to find them in the deep ocean... They used in this discovery satellites, submarines, and floating laboratories. Amazingly, Qur'an has mentionned this fact +1400 years ago: "Or [they are] like darknesses within an unfathomable sea which is covered by waves, upon which are waves, over which are clouds - darknesses, some of them upon others. When one puts out his hand [therein], he can hardly see it. And he to whom Allah has not granted light - for him there is no light." Qur'an 24:40 Source: www.telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/earthnews/3318477/Deep-ocean-waves-discovered-by-scientists.html

  30. Joel
    7 ditë më parë

    #plandemic #REOPENtheWORLD #RESISTorbeCONTROLLED 1) Why would nations ACTUALLY trying to END this event take so long to do so (~1 yr), if it's so bad? 2) Why would they repeatedly INVENT new variants and hype up their danger on TV, while rarely discussing vaccination (the REAL solution)? 3) Why does this EVENT severely affect people in need, but adequate aid is DENIED? 4) Why does the #plandemic make people afraid of EACH OTHER, lead to massive economic fallout, 'cause small business closures, induce mass unemployment, FORCE children out of school/activities & yet is not being handled? 5) Why do "leaders" keep asking for more 🕙 to solve a problem that doesn't give you any? Why don't they just have MORE PEOPLE WORK ON IT & END IT ALREADY?! Answer: The #plandemic is a DECOY & SCAM to create a disaster economy, while also preventing public mobilization against the collapse of civilization. Prove me wrong 🤷 Meanwhile, Gaia (🌎) which DOESN'T CARE if you're PARANOID, is preparing to ANNIHILATE humankind anyway. Tick, tock goes the DOOM ⏰ #climatecrisis #REOPENandDOsomethingaboutitNOW #YOUarewitnessingtheENDofEVERYTHINGbecauseofanobsessionwithNOTHINGakamoney

  31. Jess Limo
    Jess Limo
    7 ditë më parë

    Please keep doing more videos about deep ocean and cool bodies of water 😁 (and all the weird animals that live down there)

  32. cwtrain
    7 ditë më parë

    "Inner space" Y'all are really stuck on that one aren't you? Just call it the ocean and that way it doesn't like your script writer is a 22-year-old who just started his adult experimentation with psychedelics.

  33. Sis Blk
    Sis Blk
    7 ditë më parë

    Peep Interview with Prof. D Cahill & The Origin of AIDS,Polio Vaccine The Smoking Gun

  34. DeathcoreXL
    7 ditë më parë

    Must be cold in the studio

  35. Pierre Abbat
    Pierre Abbat
    7 ditë më parë

    Can you use semantic foam instead?

  36. P P
    P P
    7 ditë më parë

    Such great science content and all people talk about is Michael's hair and other silly stuff!...

  37. Viersechs
    7 ditë më parë

    For Context that "Exosuit" filthy name I prefer the Newt Suit. It can stay underwater for a bare minimum of 6 hours, and it has enough Back up Oxygen/Lifesupport for 2 Whole days! It is used normally for dives up to 300 meters, but it has been tested to function at even 900 meters deep. The main difficulty in an Atmospheric suit design is surprisingly or rather unsurprisingly the Joints. Because somehow they have to make it flexible enough that you can move it but at the same time also survive the immense pressure pushing down on it.

  38. Guy Montag
    Guy Montag
    7 ditë më parë

    Fond memories of Martin Short.

  39. RawMaterialENT
    7 ditë më parë

    its where all our garbage is hiding

  40. TheN0odles
    7 ditë më parë

    10 new species per hour? Why can I never find these things online?

  41. EX en
    EX en
    7 ditë më parë

    SeaLab 2021

  42. Iigmy Bigly
    Iigmy Bigly
    7 ditë më parë

    The channel @EVNautilus here on ALfirst has /tons/ of clips from dives as well as having live streams of dives very very often. Great channel if you want to experience the deep sea:)

  43. Christopher Roach
    Christopher Roach
    7 ditë më parë

    A disappointingly "Oooh... it lets us see new fish..." take on the technologies of ocean exploration. Where is the Argo programme which offers a near realtime view of temperature, salinity, and increasingly chemistry in the upper 2000m of the ocean? Where are the various radio altimetry (TOPEX/Poisioden, JASON) and scatterometer (QuickScat) satellite that have given us near realtime pictures of near-surface winds, sea state and sea surface topography (from which we can derive ocean currents) for most of the last 30 years?

  44. Secretpurpleq Elipsis
    Secretpurpleq Elipsis
    7 ditë më parë

    Inner Space is actually any area or ecosystem that is below sea level and is enclosed or encapsulated mostly somehow, so caves also count as Inner Space

  45. The CEO of Alterra
    The CEO of Alterra
    7 ditë më parë

    Just use a cyclops and prawn suit smh

  46. justtrolin
    7 ditë më parë

    I should do that: hide I'm fat by wearing a puffy coat indoors!

  47. Scott Ord
    Scott Ord
    7 ditë më parë

    Awesome, loved it!

  48. Leo
    7 ditë më parë

    jacket so puffy. host so snug.

  49. Pixie Fairy
    Pixie Fairy
    7 ditë më parë

    Really read the thumbnail as "Exploring inner peace" and got almost as excited!

  50. Heg
    7 ditë më parë

    Down with the goatee, down with the long hair, bring me the hori ..... the old Michael back.

    1. 大城泉
      4 ditë më parë

      Booooo, it'll look great after the awkward shoulder stage.

  51. 3800Tech
    7 ditë më parë

    Shows New Horizons flying backwards.

  52. Richard Deese
    Richard Deese
    7 ditë më parë

    Thanks. But (@3:14) I'm not sure I could take several hours of Air Supply. tavi.

  53. Lorenzo Miguel Villalon
    Lorenzo Miguel Villalon
    7 ditë më parë

    The 1882 Atmospheric Diving Suit seems to have a similar shoulder configuration to the new NASA space suit.

    1. Imię Nazwisko
      Imię Nazwisko
      7 ditë më parë


  54. Rooper K
    Rooper K
    7 ditë më parë

    3:30 *This holotape approved by Andrew Ryan*

  55. Kyle Eldridge
    Kyle Eldridge
    7 ditë më parë

    3:39 don’t say it don’t think it don’t say it don’t think it

  56. Dallon Perry
    Dallon Perry
    7 ditë më parë

    I can't imagine going down to the dark in one of those suits to discover a new giant squid and then be its first documented meal.

    1. Imię Nazwisko
      Imię Nazwisko
      7 ditë më parë

      I don't think they need that much iron. And if you are in submarine they can't do much.

  57. Rick B
    Rick B
    7 ditë më parë

    Water drones: rov’s Earth drones: moon/mars rovers Air drones: drones Fire drones: something to explore vulcanos. Who is gonna make it?

    1. Rick B
      Rick B
      7 ditë më parë

      @Imię Nazwisko I forgot to add those words😂

    2. Imię Nazwisko
      Imię Nazwisko
      7 ditë më parë

      Mars and Moon Rovers: Am I joke to you?

  58. aaryan joshy
    aaryan joshy
    7 ditë më parë

    3:34 - looks scary!

  59. Jessica Evans
    Jessica Evans
    7 ditë më parë

    I think we can all agree The perfect soundtrack for this particularly is The Little mermaid. Unda da sea!

  60. noel hutchins
    noel hutchins
    7 ditë më parë

    I was amazed to see two marine researchers moving an ROV down a sidewalk on a caster-dolly one summer; I instantly knew I was seeing a small fortune compacted into an instrument the size of a dishwasher.

  61. Andy D
    Andy D
    7 ditë më parë

    @2:12 "DISCOVERING 10 SPECIES PER HOUR." Let that sink in. Also- pun.

  62. CD P
    CD P
    7 ditë më parë

    Subnautica vibes intensifies

  63. FriedEgg
    7 ditë më parë

    I thought inner space was inside your body. At least that's what the 80's film of the same name led me to believe.

  64. Dejay Rezme
    Dejay Rezme
    7 ditë më parë

    I'm really interested in RUVs / underwater drones. My long term dream is to live on a boat, and I imagine it would be really cool to have a semi-permanent drone below the boat streaming to a big 4k TV as a kind of "underwater window". Well maybe it depends on the location if that would be cool or ugly haha. I imagine building something like this yourself wouldn't even be that hard

  65. Shazistic
    7 ditë më parë

    Fun fact People say "bless you" when you sneeze because your HEART STOPS a millisecond when you sneeze. -Shazistic

  66. Kristopher Driver
    Kristopher Driver
    7 ditë më parë

    We gotta donate some space heaters for pbs studios, looks cold in that set 😜

  67. Flesh Wolves
    Flesh Wolves
    7 ditë më parë

    Today is the first time I’ve seen it referred to as inner space

  68. Colonel Banana
    Colonel Banana
    7 ditë më parë

    Choose your battle ground. Outer space or inner space.

  69. Adrienne Hollister
    Adrienne Hollister
    7 ditë më parë

    "thanks to a crack in one of the viewing windows..." i bet that was an anxiety-filled ascent!

  70. Level 9 Drow
    Level 9 Drow
    7 ditë më parë

    Those suits are so beautiful and cool looking.

  71. Korey Williams
    Korey Williams
    7 ditë më parë

    We need to be able to go deeper. I wanna see what All is at the bottom. Imagine all the cool things you would see, strange fish and plant life, different land masses, possibly dry caves... ship wrecks. So much stuff.

  72. Onde Onde
    Onde Onde
    7 ditë më parë

    it's all fun and game strolling down the trench until your ROV says "detecting multiple leviathan class lifeforms in the region..." and makes you question your life choices

    1. Imię Nazwisko
      Imię Nazwisko
      7 ditë më parë

      "...Are you sure whatever you'r doing is worth it?" And then you hear "Warning. Creature atack."

  73. Zatar 123
    Zatar 123
    7 ditë më parë

    Hearing about things that can withstand crushing pressure gets me to wondering how hard it would be to make something that can survive in the upper atmosphere of Venus. Yea, I'm just weird like that.

    1. 3800Tech
      7 ditë më parë

      @Imię Nazwisko Yeah, but I gather that he's only referring to the pressure.

    2. Imię Nazwisko
      Imię Nazwisko
      7 ditë më parë

      @3800Tech But it would start to melt (high temperature and acid)

    3. 3800Tech
      7 ditë më parë

      Well even at the surface of Venus that submersible pressure suit would take the pressure as its similar to 1Km under the ocean. The upper atmosphere of Venus is comparable to Earth, about 50Km up. Venus surface = ~ 90 atmospheres, deepest part of the ocean = ~ 1100 atmospheres

  74. Thaddea Thompson
    Thaddea Thompson
    7 ditë më parë

    I really liked when he said BONE CRUSHING

  75. Dee B
    Dee B
    7 ditë më parë

    Badjao freedivers are OP

  76. nuni
    7 ditë më parë

    i have never heard the ocean called "innerspace"

  77. Edwin V
    Edwin V
    7 ditë më parë

    Aw Alvin the DSV is kinda cute

  78. Nathan Okun
    Nathan Okun
    7 ditë më parë

    Concerning maintenance of robotic probes in the ocean being easier than those in space: In the 1960s, if I remember the date correctly, MAD Magazine had a really hilarious cartoon. In it you see a person in a suite looking, in sticker shock, at a Bill for a satellite repair that has a LOT of zeros. Behind him is this really scruffy guy smoking a cigar with the label "NASA Satellite Maintenance" on his beaten-up baseball cap. He simply says in his word bubble, "We had to take it to the shop." One of the best cartoons ever...

  79. Orn Oth
    Orn Oth
    7 ditë më parë

    Question. Why couldn't we put an inner space station at the bottom of the sea where things like submersibles could dock to exchange crewmembers? We already have submarines that can stay under for over a week. Why not an international Ocean station?

    1. Brendan Troitsky
      Brendan Troitsky
      5 ditë më parë

      Crew would probably rather live on a boat in that case. And you can take your submersible all over with a boat rather than being stuck adventuring out from one spot. They've done this stuff for more shallow diving (SEALAB was a big one back in the 60s) and that way the crew could live at pressure and not need to decompress. But for sea floor type stuff (at depths where humans can't currently survive the pressures, I think 700m worth of pressure is the record and that's short term in a controlled environment) you're just adding another point of failure and a very expensive structure.

    2. Mad Deeps
      Mad Deeps
      7 ditë më parë

      Also imagine if some dingus dropped an anchor onto the base accidentally lmfao

    3. Mad Deeps
      Mad Deeps
      7 ditë më parë

      My guesses would be that 1.) You would be damaging a potentially sensitive ecosystem by dropping a giant base down there 2.) Maintaining such a structure would be incredibly dangerous, difficult, AND expensive 3.) Aid would take forever to arrive were an emergency to occur down there and you'd have to find some way to contact the outside world that doesn't involve cell-phones or the internet because you wouldn't get any sort of satellite or radio signal at the bottom of the ocean 4.) Your only viable option for powering such a station would be nuclear because you're nowhere near any electrical grid which is again just really really expensive considering how risky the entire undertaking would be 5.) It just doesn't make much sense to go through ALL THAT just to hunker down in one single spot when it's just far far cheaper and simpler to do short missions with subs and ROVs wherever you want whenever you want

  80. fargus5000model
    7 ditë më parë

    Chilly in the SciShow studio?

  81. Flying Falcon
    Flying Falcon
    7 ditë më parë

    Thank you for going into trimix and closed circuit rebreathers.

  82. Mel
    7 ditë më parë

    RoVs are divas. Maintenance is the keyword of a RoV pilot :)

  83. That Chemist
    That Chemist
    7 ditë më parë

    I swear music for scientists is spending more on advertising than they will see in revenue

    1. Fëanor
      7 ditë më parë

      Yeah, same thought. It’s also just not how you advertise music, you advertise music by playing it. Not sure why they don’t intro and outro with a handful of seconds of the actual music

  84. Carissa Leonard
    Carissa Leonard
    7 ditë më parë

    This took me back to second grade when we got to read about the Alvin submersible and I think Jacques Cousteau...? It was 30 years ago and I remember being fascinated by the deep.

  85. Vince Valdez
    Vince Valdez
    7 ditë më parë

    Im so sick of hearing about that album, no, I will not buy it.

  86. The Raul Guerrero G
    The Raul Guerrero G
    7 ditë më parë

    Hmmm. Insert James Cameron joke here

  87. Storm Boss
    Storm Boss
    7 ditë më parë

    The Twilight zone and innerspace all in one video

  88. pidgeonlanding
    7 ditë më parë

    The Nautilus live streams their ROV searches, they are an excellent source of information! Thanks for making a video on this amazing topic! :D

  89. DragoNate
    7 ditë më parë

    Hypothetically speaking, if a giant wall were to come out from the core to well above the water level all around say, the equator, separating the earth in half, including the oceans, would that effectively half the effect of water pressure as well? Or is water pressure more about the water directly above you at any given point rather than the total amount of water spread out above you?

    1. DragoNate
      7 ditë më parë

      @BPF okay, thanks!

    2. BPF
      7 ditë më parë

      It’s the pressure of the water directly above you. 1 foot is equal to .445 PSI, regardless of the volume.

  90. Al13n1nV8D3R
    7 ditë më parë

    So if the divers were to speak while diving, will their voices sound like chipmunks due to the helium?

    1. BPF
      7 ditë më parë


    7 ditë më parë

    didnt liberty kids do a episode on the atmospheric diving suit? he went underwater and tried to drill holes in the bottom of british ships?

    1. Sarah S
      Sarah S
      7 ditë më parë

      I can't believe I'm not the only one who remembers that dhow omg

  92. nebulan
    7 ditë më parë

    James Cameron soundtracks won't be the same without James Horner ☹

  93. eko beko
    eko beko
    7 ditë më parë


  94. bhami
    7 ditë më parë

    Re: trimix breathing: why do they use helium (which is very rare; found only in certain natural gas wells) instead of argon (which makes up approx. 1% of our general atmosphere) ?

    1. Stephen Frawley
      Stephen Frawley
      7 ditë më parë

      Helium doesn't have the narcotic effects that nitrogen does on divers and isn't as dense. So it isn't as increasingly difficult to breath mechanically at depth and doesn't disorient divers more at the same time. Argon however is twice as narcotic as nitrogen and denser than air so it would disorientate more and be more difficult to breath. It is however used by divers to inflate their drysuits as it has better thermal qualities.

    2. Edwin Huang
      Edwin Huang
      7 ditë më parë

      Bet it has something to do with the fact that helium is very light.

  95. Ike Beckman
    Ike Beckman
    7 ditë më parë


    1. Imię Nazwisko
      Imię Nazwisko
      7 ditë më parë

      It's more like mech than suit

  96. Dylan
    7 ditë më parë

    I didn't know I was terrified of the ocean until this episode

  97. Graham Rankin
    Graham Rankin
    7 ditë më parë

    The Monterey Bay Aquarium channel is grest.

  98. B
    7 ditë më parë

    For the algorithm.

  99. David
    7 ditë më parë

    That was great. It was Alvin that discovered Titanic. :)

  100. ZeoViolet
    7 ditë më parë