Whale catches in the Southern Ocean
Dave Watts, Australian Antarctic Division; Australian Antarctic Data Centre

Summary of download requests

Number of users / requestsUsersRequests
Types requested AllPartial All or partial?: When all records of this dataset were downloaded, it is flagged as "All".
Otherwise, it is flagged as "Partial".
A partial download happens when a user specifies particular species / areas / dates of interest.
Years 20242023
Formats requested Types requested  
Gridded summary Type 1a (dist_taxa)6
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)2
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)104
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)2
diversity indexes (diversity)0
Observations based on criteria (points)16
All observations of species (whole_species)143
All observations in dataset (whole_dataset)2
  • Gridded summary Type 1 (dist_taxa): Sightings of all species are aggregated at 1/0.1/0.01 degree resolution. Users gets the number of species and records per grid cell.
    a: Rectangular grids; b: Hexagonal grids
  • Gridded summary Type 2 (dist_sp): Sightings of each species are aggregated at 1/0.1/0.01 degree resolution. Users gets the number of records of the species in question per grid cell.
    a: Rectangular grids; b: Hexagonal grids
  • All or partial?: When all records of this dataset were downloaded, it is flagged as "All". Otherwise, it is flagged as "Partial". A partial download happens when a user specifies particular species / areas / dates of interest.

Download request details

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No.Date requestedTypes requestedFormat#recordsAlong with...Species includedRequest ID
2012023-06-13whole_speciescsv1512List of datasetsList of species64885ca1287b9_20230613_083740
2022023-06-13whole_speciescsv2453List of datasetsList of species64885ca1287b9_20230613_083003
2032023-06-13whole_speciescsv239List of datasetsList of species64885ca1287b9_20230613_082923
2042023-06-13whole_speciescsv393List of datasetsList of species64885ca1287b9_20230613_082107
2052023-06-13dist_spcsv5154List of datasetsList of species64885747e24b9_20230613_080149
2062023-06-05whole_speciesgdb2453List of datasetsList of species647de93e74e0a_20230605_100027
2072023-06-05whole_speciesgdb2453List of datasetsList of species647de93e74e0a_20230605_100559
2082023-06-05whole_speciescsv2453List of datasetsList of species647de93e74e0a_20230605_095942
2092023-06-02dist_spshapefile1512List of datasetsList of species647a87c010b75_20230602_202959
2102023-05-26dist_spshapefile7122List of datasetsList of species6470f6d049eb6_20230526_153412
2112023-05-20whole_speciescsv2453List of datasetsList of species6468c364d4a35_20230520_085948
2122023-05-15dist_spkml4421List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_164122
2132023-05-15dist_spshapefile6490List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_195021
2142023-05-15dist_spshapefile6490List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_195317
2152023-05-15dist_spkml2453List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_163648
2162023-05-15dist_spshapefile4421List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_164439
2172023-05-15dist_spshapefile4421List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_164606
2182023-05-15dist_spshapefile4421List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_164848
2192023-05-15dist_spshapefile4978List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_165044
2202023-05-15dist_spshapefile6490List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_185903
2212023-05-15dist_spshapefile6490List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_190253
2222023-05-15dist_spshapefile6490List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_192457
2232023-05-15dist_spshapefile6490List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_192749
2242023-05-15dist_spshapefile6490List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_193025
2252023-05-15dist_spshapefile6490List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_193334
2262023-05-15dist_spshapefile6490List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_194522
2272023-05-10pointsshapefile557List of datasetsList of species645c1a0487035_20230510_182844
2282023-05-09dist_spshapefile557List of datasetsList of species645acae620047_20230509_185638
2292023-05-09dist_spshapefile557List of datasetsList of species645acae620047_20230509_185632
2302023-05-06dist_spkml1512List of datasetsList of species6456ab3d993d3_20230506_153451
2312023-05-05whole_speciescsv557List of datasetsList of species6455148e5e7fc_20230505_104517
2322023-05-01dist_spkml2525List of datasetsList of species644fe083cb439_20230501_121212
2332023-04-25whole_speciescsv557List of datasetsList of species6447b9e1e3164_20230425_074005
2342023-04-25whole_speciesgdb557List of datasetsList of species6447b9e1e3164_20230425_074542
2352023-04-25whole_specieskml557List of datasetsList of species6447b9e1e3164_20230425_085614
2362023-04-24dist_spkml1512List of datasetsList of species644602c6c875f_20230424_002856
2372023-04-24dist_spkml1512List of datasetsList of species644602c6c875f_20230424_002850
2382023-04-22whole_speciescsv1512List of datasetsList of species644386747fa8b_20230422_030741
2392023-04-11dist_spcsv557List of datasetsList of species643573cbba126_20230411_105837
2402023-04-11dist_spcsv557List of datasetsList of species643597cdb6cc4_20230411_142421
2412023-04-11dist_spcsv557List of datasetsList of species643573cbba126_20230411_105832
2422023-04-11dist_spcsv557List of datasetsList of species643573cbba126_20230411_105840
2432023-04-11pointskml557List of datasetsList of species6436009495667_20230411_205401
2442023-04-02dist_spkml557List of datasetsList of species64294cf4d6e88_20230402_053832
2452023-03-29dist_spshapefile5053List of datasetsList of species6424c7d31729d_20230329_194349
2462023-03-29dist_spshapefile5053List of datasetsList of species6424c296bda0b_20230329_193005
2472023-03-29dist_spshapefile5053List of datasetsList of species6424c296bda0b_20230329_193033
2482023-03-29dist_spshapefile5053List of datasetsList of species6424c296bda0b_20230329_193049
2492023-03-29dist_spshapefile5053List of datasetsList of species6424c296bda0b_20230329_193104
2502023-03-29dist_spshapefile5053List of datasetsList of species6424c296bda0b_20230329_193340
List of datasets


  • The summary of the download requests may not be accurate as the download functionality of the OBIS-SEAMAP mapping tools have been advancing and it is hard to put together old download requests with newer ones.
  • The number of users may be overcounted or undercounted as we didn't collect the information of user identification in early years of OBIS-SEAMAP and the IP addresses are used as a proxy to user identity for old requests.
  • Other issues that may result in inaccuracy is:
    • a user may try downloading data with slightly different criteria for the same project/purpose.
    • a user may download data a couple of times over time to include the latest observations.
    • a user may download data with more coarse criteria and then filter the downloaded data more for specific needs (e.g. download global sightings of a species and then filter them with a study area).
    • a user may download data just for a test purpose.
    • For KML format, a user may visualize the data using Google Earth but did not use them for his/her scientific work.
  • The data type of "diversity indexes" was added in July 2016.
  • Although we have started collecting details of a request (i.e. user's name, prospectus) since Nov 2013, we do not disclose the details unless the user gives us consent. If you want to know more details on the request, please contact us with the Request ID ready. We will try connecting you with the user in question.