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 2023
Formats requested Types requested  
Gridded summary Type 1a (dist_taxa)3
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)0
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)93
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)1
diversity indexes (diversity)0
Observations based on criteria (points)22
All observations of species (whole_species)129
All observations in dataset (whole_dataset)9
  • 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
512023-08-30pointskml256List of datasetsList of species64f006b1a9c43_20230830_233808
522023-08-30pointskml256List of datasetsList of species64f006b1a9c43_20230830_233939
532023-08-30pointsshapefile256List of datasetsList of species64f006b1a9c43_20230830_234217
542023-08-30pointskml256List of datasetsList of species64f006b1a9c43_20230830_234434
552023-08-29pointskml1948List of datasetsList of species64ee62af81f40_20230829_173437
562023-08-29pointskml1948List of datasetsList of species64ee62af81f40_20230829_173441
572023-08-29dist_spshapefile45List of datasetsList of species64ee070a6ae19_20230829_110856
582023-08-29dist_spcsv45List of datasetsList of species64ee070a6ae19_20230829_110844
592023-08-28dist_spkml1List of datasetsList of species64eca9c09ff24_20230828_105346
602023-08-26dist_spkml22List of datasetsList of species64e9e76299842_20230826_092908
612023-08-26whole_speciesgdb23List of datasetsList of species64ea060b997b3_20230826_100605
622023-08-26dist_spshapefile22List of datasetsList of species64e9e76299842_20230826_092931
632023-08-26dist_spshapefile22List of datasetsList of species64e9e76299842_20230826_092849
642023-08-18whole_speciesgdb23List of datasetsList of species64df33f5f1c55_20230818_050415
652023-08-18whole_speciesgdb256List of datasetsList of species64df78eb5f7c1_20230818_095829
662023-08-18whole_speciesgdb65List of datasetsList of species64df76fedbd23_20230818_095328
672023-08-18whole_speciesgdb65List of datasetsList of species64df76fedbd23_20230818_095325
682023-08-18whole_speciesgdb15List of datasetsList of species64df76394a97e_20230818_094700
692023-08-18whole_speciesgdb9List of datasetsList of species64df75aba25b0_20230818_094456
702023-08-18whole_speciesgdb917List of datasetsList of species64df358e3ce7c_20230818_051230
712023-08-18whole_speciesgdb268List of datasetsList of species64df22669ddc6_20230818_034947
722023-08-14dist_spcsv14List of datasetsList of species64da7015132e7_20230814_142031
732023-08-14dist_spcsv2List of datasetsList of species64da8e89b0663_20230814_164151
742023-08-07dist_taxakml1483List of datasetsList of species64d0fae7ae3a9_20230807_100906
752023-07-26whole_datasetcsv1948List of datasetsList of species64c1ab3c92075_20230726_192540
762023-07-26whole_datasetkml1948List of datasetsList of species64c1a912484ee_20230726_192103
772023-07-26whole_datasetcsv1948List of datasetsList of species64c1a912484ee_20230726_192046
782023-07-24dist_spcsv109List of datasetsList of species64be6323072a1_20230724_074119
792023-07-22dist_spcsv60List of datasetsList of species64bc84da45091_20230722_214706
802023-07-18whole_datasetcsv1948List of datasetsList of species64b738db4d740_20230718_211957
812023-07-14dist_spcsv1304List of datasetsList of species64b152ba5f584_20230714_095426
822023-07-12whole_speciescsv2List of datasetsList of species64ae6ac61a7dc_20230712_050228
832023-07-12whole_speciescsv2List of datasetsList of species64ae6ac61a7dc_20230712_051012
842023-07-10whole_speciesgdb52List of datasetsList of species64ac0405c67a8_20230710_091410
852023-07-10whole_speciesgdb15List of datasetsList of species64abd9781c228_20230710_062554
862023-07-10whole_speciesgdb15List of datasetsList of species64abd9781c228_20230710_061331
872023-07-06dist_spshapefile1708List of datasetsList of species64a6b4b22b344_20230706_083452
882023-07-06dist_spshapefile1666List of datasetsList of species64a6b4b22b344_20230706_094509
892023-06-30whole_speciescsv9List of datasetsList of species649e86e1beedd_20230630_035613
902023-06-30whole_speciescsv65List of datasetsList of species649edad6ad1aa_20230630_095523
912023-06-30whole_speciescsv2List of datasetsList of species649edad6ad1aa_20230630_095247
922023-06-30whole_speciescsv2List of datasetsList of species649e86e1beedd_20230630_034646
932023-06-30dist_taxakml1483List of datasetsList of species649e8cefecd92_20230630_040824
942023-06-29dist_spcsv31List of datasetsList of species649d9a394d39c_20230629_110842
952023-06-23dist_spcsv148List of datasetsList of species64964777b6e76_20230623_213927
962023-06-23dist_spcsv148List of datasetsList of species64964777b6e76_20230623_214003
972023-06-19whole_speciescsv9List of datasetsList of species648ff963d4f1e_20230619_024716
982023-06-19whole_speciescsv256List of datasetsList of species648ff963d4f1e_20230619_024632
992023-06-19whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species648ff963d4f1e_20230619_024802
1002023-06-19dist_spcsv1297List of datasetsList of species6490f3039ea3a_20230619_203450
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  • 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.