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 20242023
Formats requested Types requested  
Gridded summary Type 1a (dist_taxa)7
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)0
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)75
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)1
diversity indexes (diversity)0
Observations based on criteria (points)12
All observations of species (whole_species)78
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
1012023-06-16pointswfs253List of datasetsList of species648ca06de8550_20230616_145307
1022023-06-13whole_speciescsv253List of datasetsList of species64885ca1287b9_20230613_083740
1032023-06-13dist_spcsv1012List of datasetsList of species64885747e24b9_20230613_080149
1042023-06-13whole_speciescsv2149List of datasetsList of species64885ca1287b9_20230613_083635
1052023-06-13whole_speciescsv22List of datasetsList of species64885ca1287b9_20230613_082923
1062023-06-13whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species64885ca1287b9_20230613_083003
1072023-06-05whole_speciesgdb1List of datasetsList of species647de93e74e0a_20230605_100559
1082023-06-05whole_speciesgdb1List of datasetsList of species647de93e74e0a_20230605_100027
1092023-06-05whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species647de93e74e0a_20230605_095942
1102023-06-02dist_spshapefile159List of datasetsList of species647a87c010b75_20230602_202959
1112023-05-26dist_spshapefile1010List of datasetsList of species6470f6d049eb6_20230526_153412
1122023-05-20whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species6468c364d4a35_20230520_085948
1132023-05-15dist_spshapefile835List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_165044
1142023-05-15dist_spkml1List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_163648
1152023-05-15dist_spkml1List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_164122
1162023-05-15dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_164439
1172023-05-15dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_164606
1182023-05-15dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_164848
1192023-05-15dist_spshapefile994List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_195317
1202023-05-15dist_spshapefile994List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_195021
1212023-05-15dist_spshapefile994List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_194522
1222023-05-15dist_spshapefile994List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_193334
1232023-05-15dist_spshapefile994List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_193025
1242023-05-15dist_spshapefile994List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_192749
1252023-05-15dist_spshapefile994List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_192457
1262023-05-15dist_spshapefile994List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_190253
1272023-05-15dist_spshapefile994List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_185903
1282023-05-10pointsshapefile2149List of datasetsList of species645c1a0487035_20230510_182844
1292023-05-09dist_spshapefile834List of datasetsList of species645acae620047_20230509_185638
1302023-05-09dist_spshapefile834List of datasetsList of species645acae620047_20230509_185632
1312023-05-06dist_spkml159List of datasetsList of species6456ab3d993d3_20230506_153451
1322023-05-05whole_speciescsv2149List of datasetsList of species6455148e5e7fc_20230505_104517
1332023-05-01dist_spkml834List of datasetsList of species644fe083cb439_20230501_121212
1342023-04-25whole_specieskml2149List of datasetsList of species6447b9e1e3164_20230425_085614
1352023-04-25whole_speciesgdb2149List of datasetsList of species6447b9e1e3164_20230425_074542
1362023-04-25whole_speciescsv2149List of datasetsList of species6447b9e1e3164_20230425_074005
1372023-04-24dist_spkml159List of datasetsList of species644602c6c875f_20230424_002850
1382023-04-24dist_spkml159List of datasetsList of species644602c6c875f_20230424_002856
1392023-04-22whole_speciescsv253List of datasetsList of species644386747fa8b_20230422_030741
1402023-04-11dist_spcsv834List of datasetsList of species643573cbba126_20230411_105837
1412023-04-11dist_spcsv834List of datasetsList of species643573cbba126_20230411_105840
1422023-04-11dist_spcsv834List of datasetsList of species643573cbba126_20230411_105832
1432023-04-11dist_spcsv834List of datasetsList of species643597cdb6cc4_20230411_142421
1442023-04-11pointskml2149List of datasetsList of species6436009495667_20230411_205401
1452023-04-02dist_spkml834List of datasetsList of species64294cf4d6e88_20230402_053832
1462023-03-29dist_spshapefile17List of datasetsList of species6424c7d31729d_20230329_194349
1472023-03-29dist_spshapefile17List of datasetsList of species6424c296bda0b_20230329_193340
1482023-03-29dist_spshapefile17List of datasetsList of species6424c296bda0b_20230329_193104
1492023-03-29dist_spshapefile17List of datasetsList of species6424c296bda0b_20230329_193049
1502023-03-29dist_spshapefile17List of datasetsList of species6424c296bda0b_20230329_193033
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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.