Historic whale catch data from New Zealand whaling stations (1948-1964)
Dave Watts, CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere

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)6
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)0
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)65
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)1
diversity indexes (diversity)0
Observations based on criteria (points)13
All observations of species (whole_species)56
All observations in dataset (whole_dataset)1
  • 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
12023-11-24whole_speciescsv22List of datasetsList of species6560c94b349dd_20231124_114925
22023-11-24whole_speciescsv22List of datasetsList of species6560c94b349dd_20231124_114522
32023-11-20dist_spcsv834List of datasetsList of species655ad17d8d7dd_20231119_223413
42023-11-09pointscsv2425List of datasetsList of species654c0238926c9_20231109_081416
52023-11-08pointscsv2425List of datasetsList of species654bf28c0576e_20231108_164556
62023-11-08pointscsv2425List of datasetsList of species654c0238926c9_20231108_165347
72023-11-08pointsshapefile2425List of datasetsList of species654bf28c0576e_20231108_154848
82023-11-08pointsshapefile2425List of datasetsList of species654bf28c0576e_20231108_155050
92023-11-08whole_speciescsv2149List of datasetsList of species654be4796dec3_20231108_145130
102023-11-08whole_speciesgdb2149List of datasetsList of species654be4796dec3_20231108_145146
112023-11-07whole_speciescsv253List of datasetsList of species654a38a1cf3e1_20231107_084438
122023-11-07whole_speciescsv253List of datasetsList of species654a38a1cf3e1_20231107_094245
132023-11-07whole_speciescsv253List of datasetsList of species654a38a1cf3e1_20231107_100252
142023-11-07whole_speciescsv253List of datasetsList of species654a38a1cf3e1_20231107_113933
152023-11-07whole_speciescsv253List of datasetsList of species654a38a1cf3e1_20231107_114109
162023-11-07whole_speciescsv253List of datasetsList of species654a38a1cf3e1_20231107_114333
172023-11-06whole_datasetgdb2425List of datasetsList of species654859ccec807_20231105_221338
182023-11-01whole_speciescsv253List of datasetsList of species654262b438480_20231101_104741
192023-10-14whole_specieswms253List of datasetsList of species652b3af0b36e4_20231014_211241
202023-10-09dist_taxakml1010List of datasetsList of species652401c11ab5c_20231009_093933
212023-10-06whole_speciescsv2149List of datasetsList of species65201f1ebd796_20231006_110855
222023-10-03whole_speciescsv2149List of datasetsList of species651c093353916_20231003_094459
232023-10-02dist_taxakml1010List of datasetsList of species651b4bd5e8581_20231002_190223
242023-10-02dist_taxakml1010List of datasetsList of species651b4bd5e8581_20231002_190217
252023-09-28dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species6515539378996_20230928_063941
262023-09-28whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species6515539378996_20230928_062508
272023-09-28whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species6515539378996_20230928_062506
282023-09-28whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species651583ef80fa7_20230928_094833
292023-09-22whole_speciescsv253List of datasetsList of species650d513c46616_20230922_054026
302023-09-20whole_speciescsv22List of datasetsList of species650acff4503a2_20230920_070932
312023-09-20whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species650acff4503a2_20230920_070012
322023-09-20whole_speciescsv2149List of datasetsList of species650acff4503a2_20230920_070506
332023-09-20whole_speciescsv253List of datasetsList of species650acff4503a2_20230920_071330
342023-09-19whole_speciescsv2149List of datasetsList of species65097a7ca6fdf_20230919_064850
352023-09-19whole_speciesgdb2149List of datasetsList of species65097a7ca6fdf_20230919_064858
362023-09-18dist_taxakml1010List of datasetsList of species6508f34525502_20230918_210342
372023-09-14whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species6503366e2a46d_20230914_124000
382023-09-05dist_spcsv17List of datasetsList of species64f73031c1008_20230905_095024
392023-09-05dist_spcsv17List of datasetsList of species64f73031c1008_20230905_095021
402023-09-01whole_speciesshapefile253List of datasetsList of species64f1f54e36202_20230901_103127
412023-09-01whole_speciesgdb253List of datasetsList of species64f204b6ee96e_20230901_113624
422023-09-01whole_speciesgdb1List of datasetsList of species64f1fa6bc2524_20230901_105137
432023-09-01whole_speciesshapefile253List of datasetsList of species64f1f54e36202_20230901_103239
442023-09-01whole_speciesgdb2149List of datasetsList of species64f1ef3934965_20230901_101340
452023-08-31dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species64f0b75387a90_20230831_120147
462023-08-31dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species64f0b75387a90_20230831_120756
472023-08-31dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species64f0b75387a90_20230831_120753
482023-08-29pointskml2425List of datasetsList of species64ee62af81f40_20230829_173441
492023-08-29pointskml2425List of datasetsList of species64ee62af81f40_20230829_173437
502023-08-26whole_speciesgdb1List of datasetsList of species64ea060b997b3_20230826_100605
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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.