National Whale and Dolphin Sightings and Strandings Database
OBIS Secretariat, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

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)170
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)7
diversity indexes (diversity)0
Observations based on criteria (points)35
All observations of species (whole_species)312
All observations in dataset (whole_dataset)17
  • 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
12024-06-21whole_specieswms256List of datasetsList of species6674e7d786666_20240620_231443
22024-06-21whole_specieswms256List of datasetsList of species6674e7d786666_20240620_231436
32024-06-21dist_spkml47List of datasetsList of species66754eab461f7_20240621_060044
42024-06-20dist_spcsv828List of datasetsList of species667470cf7759a_20240620_143014
52024-06-20whole_speciescsv256List of datasetsList of species6674aee00502a_20240620_184629
62024-06-20whole_specieskml256List of datasetsList of species6674aee00502a_20240620_184618
72024-06-20pointskml917List of datasetsList of species6673e58cb1b8d_20240620_043124
82024-06-20pointskml917List of datasetsList of species6673e58cb1b8d_20240620_043109
92024-06-17dist_spshapefile9List of datasetsList of species667040750c8fa_20240617_095758
102024-06-13dist_spcsv181List of datasetsList of species666b1260a4007_20240613_114104
112024-06-13dist_spcsv181List of datasetsList of species666b1260a4007_20240613_114109
122024-06-12whole_speciescsv52List of datasetsList of species666a0f70b19d3_20240612_171912
132024-06-11dist_spcsv10List of datasetsList of species666811a72837c_20240611_053125
142024-06-11dist_spcsv10List of datasetsList of species666811a72837c_20240611_053113
152024-06-10dist_spshapefile10List of datasetsList of species6667087b684d6_20240610_101429
162024-06-10whole_speciescsv65List of datasetsList of species666781680fd47_20240610_184944
172024-06-10whole_speciescsv65List of datasetsList of species666781680fd47_20240610_184947
182024-06-05dist_spshapefile807List of datasetsList of species6660bb107f92b_20240605_152521
192024-06-05dist_spshapefile707List of datasetsList of species6660bb107f92b_20240605_153636
202024-06-05whole_speciesgdb52List of datasetsList of species665ff22eaeabe_20240605_010845
212024-06-05whole_speciescsv52List of datasetsList of species665ff22eaeabe_20240605_010837
222024-06-03dist_spcsv22List of datasetsList of species665dc740ee718_20240603_101858
232024-06-03dist_spcsv1099List of datasetsList of species665dc740ee718_20240603_095906
242024-06-03dist_spcsv1099List of datasetsList of species665dc740ee718_20240603_100914
252024-06-03dist_spcsv61List of datasetsList of species665dc740ee718_20240603_101756
262024-06-03dist_spcsv14List of datasetsList of species665dc740ee718_20240603_101829
272024-06-03dist_spcsv828List of datasetsList of species665dc740ee718_20240603_102051
282024-05-31whole_speciescsv52List of datasetsList of species66599dfd0d27b_20240531_055409
292024-05-31whole_speciescsv52List of datasetsList of species6659733d22a90_20240531_025151
302024-05-31whole_speciescsv52List of datasetsList of species6659733d22a90_20240531_025134
312024-05-31dist_spcsv1051List of datasetsList of species665a1ce08479d_20240531_145703
322024-05-26whole_speciescsv81List of datasetsList of species66535cd7b8e99_20240526_123958
332024-05-26dist_spcsv3List of datasetsList of species6652ab8c5053c_20240525_232822
342024-05-24dist_taxa_h3shapefile1271List of datasetsList of species6650f48bc2821_20240524_162729
352024-05-24dist_taxa_h3shapefile1271List of datasetsList of species6650f48bc2821_20240524_162734
362024-05-23whole_speciescsv9List of datasetsList of species664b625d2a9c6_20240523_024424
372024-05-22whole_speciescsv917List of datasetsList of species664db9dfae4b2_20240522_053433
382024-05-19pointsshapefile917List of datasetsList of species664a5c063e148_20240519_161251
392024-05-19pointsshapefile917List of datasetsList of species664a5c063e148_20240519_161207
402024-05-15whole_datasetcsv1948List of datasetsList of species66448d941635d_20240515_062944
412024-05-09whole_specieskml9List of datasetsList of species663d0d3beff66_20240509_135506
422024-05-09whole_speciescsv9List of datasetsList of species663d0d3beff66_20240509_135952
432024-05-09whole_speciesgdb9List of datasetsList of species663d0d3beff66_20240509_135219
442024-05-08whole_speciescsv9List of datasetsList of species663bbe5f947f7_20240508_140734
452024-05-08whole_speciescsv9List of datasetsList of species663bf4cd1490d_20240508_175635
462024-05-03whole_datasetcsv1948List of datasetsList of species66352b34bf0b1_20240503_142411
472024-05-02whole_speciescsv9List of datasetsList of species6633bd5629083_20240502_122433
482024-05-02whole_speciescsv9List of datasetsList of species6633bd5629083_20240502_122432
492024-05-02whole_specieswfs52List of datasetsList of species6633d827dc952_20240502_145210
502024-05-02whole_speciesgdb52List of datasetsList of species6633d827dc952_20240502_143332
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.