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 202220212020201920182017201620152014201320122011
Formats requested Types requested  
Gridded summary Type 1a (dist_taxa)302
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)1
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)897
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)16
diversity indexes (diversity)2
Observations based on criteria (points)939
All observations of species (whole_species)688
All observations in dataset (whole_dataset)34
  • 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
512022-07-02dist_spkml59List of datasetsList of species62c0658f629dc_20220702_114935
522022-07-02dist_spkml33List of datasetsList of species62c10227ace6e_20220702_224604
532022-07-02dist_spkml45List of datasetsList of species62c051c095dcb_20220702_103807
542022-07-02dist_spkml59List of datasetsList of species62c061404eb22_20220702_114859
552022-07-02dist_spcsv3List of datasetsList of species62c04723c10ae_20220702_121825
562022-07-01whole_specieskml268List of datasetsList of species62bf29253a793_20220701_133430
572022-07-01dist_spkml45List of datasetsList of species62bf9c878baee_20220701_212221
582022-07-01whole_specieskml65List of datasetsList of species62bf1bbf426e8_20220701_121442
592022-07-01dist_spkml59List of datasetsList of species62bf3142aec2b_20220701_140459
602022-07-01dist_spkml59List of datasetsList of species62bf1bbf426e8_20220701_121609
612022-07-01dist_spwms59List of datasetsList of species62bf1bbf426e8_20220701_121739
622022-07-01dist_spwms59List of datasetsList of species62bf1bbf426e8_20220701_121747
632022-06-29dist_spkml33List of datasetsList of species62bbda9b56699_20220629_005408
642022-06-29dist_spkml11List of datasetsList of species62bccbd311762_20220629_182122
652022-06-29dist_spkml148List of datasetsList of species62bcd14906998_20220629_182700
662022-06-28whole_speciesgdb23List of datasetsList of species62bad7e5b59d7_20220628_063005
672022-06-28whole_speciescsv23List of datasetsList of species62bad7e5b59d7_20220628_063002
682022-06-25dist_spkml9List of datasetsList of species62b7180682d17_20220625_102504
692022-06-25dist_spkml9List of datasetsList of species62b7180682d17_20220625_102507
702022-06-22dist_taxakml1483List of datasetsList of species62b33cc6754c4_20220622_120237
712022-06-22whole_specieskml65List of datasetsList of species62b3d0d2939c4_20220622_224504
722022-06-22whole_specieskml65List of datasetsList of species62b3d0d2939c4_20220622_223813
732022-06-22whole_speciesgdb65List of datasetsList of species62b3d0d2939c4_20220622_224140
742022-06-22whole_specieskml65List of datasetsList of species62b3d0d2939c4_20220622_224304
752022-06-21whole_speciesgdb9List of datasetsList of species62b1942add6d2_20220621_064512
762022-06-17dist_spkml46List of datasetsList of species62acc53d58ffd_20220617_142215
772022-06-09whole_speciesgdb917List of datasetsList of species62a1d9f43a486_20220609_080519
782022-06-09whole_speciescsv917List of datasetsList of species62a1d9f43a486_20220609_081103
792022-06-08whole_speciescsv268List of datasetsList of species62a0ceada0bc1_20220608_123625
802022-06-08whole_speciesgdb268List of datasetsList of species62a0ceada0bc1_20220608_130519
812022-06-08whole_speciescsv268List of datasetsList of species62a0ceada0bc1_20220608_123638
822022-06-08dist_spcsv807List of datasetsList of species62a0ba9ede707_20220608_110753
832022-06-08pointsshapefile268List of datasetsList of species62a097f63e9d4_20220608_083815
842022-06-08pointsshapefile43List of datasetsList of species62a092561d5e0_20220608_081454
852022-06-08pointsshapefile65List of datasetsList of species62a08c2325365_20220608_074928
862022-06-08pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species62a095f5f251b_20220608_082954
872022-06-08pointsshapefile15List of datasetsList of species62a096c472d2d_20220608_083323
882022-06-08pointsshapefile15List of datasetsList of species62a08f89c17cb_20220608_080315
892022-06-08whole_speciescsv65List of datasetsList of species62a091b8dfdd3_20220608_081628
902022-06-07dist_spshapefile45List of datasetsList of species629fecda9bf91_20220607_203050
912022-06-07dist_spcsv45List of datasetsList of species629fecda9bf91_20220607_203045
922022-06-07pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species629fafeee5985_20220607_160824
932022-06-07pointsshapefile917List of datasetsList of species629fb2069a8f3_20220607_161849
942022-06-07pointsshapefile23List of datasetsList of species629fb101b07f9_20220607_161258
952022-05-31whole_specieskml43List of datasetsList of species6295dd18de53b_20220531_052952
962022-05-27dist_spshapefile2List of datasetsList of species6290fe0154b02_20220527_133550
972022-05-27dist_spshapefile244List of datasetsList of species628ffc9b23f46_20220527_123515
982022-05-27dist_spshapefile244List of datasetsList of species628ffc9b23f46_20220527_123519
992022-05-26dist_spshapefile244List of datasetsList of species628ffc9b23f46_20220526_183404
1002022-05-26dist_spcsv244List of datasetsList of species628ffc9b23f46_20220526_182518
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.