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)6
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)2
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)97
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)2
diversity indexes (diversity)0
Observations based on criteria (points)16
All observations of species (whole_species)108
All observations in dataset (whole_dataset)2
  • 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
1512023-07-24dist_spcsv19List of datasetsList of species64be6323072a1_20230724_074119
1522023-07-14dist_spcsv1010List of datasetsList of species64b152ba5f584_20230714_095426
1532023-07-06dist_spshapefile1012List of datasetsList of species64a6b4b22b344_20230706_094509
1542023-07-06dist_spshapefile1014List of datasetsList of species64a6b4b22b344_20230706_083452
1552023-06-30dist_taxakml1010List of datasetsList of species649e8cefecd92_20230630_040824
1562023-06-29dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species649d9a394d39c_20230629_110842
1572023-06-19dist_spcsv1010List of datasetsList of species6490f3039ea3a_20230619_203450
1582023-06-19dist_spcsv1012List of datasetsList of species6490f3039ea3a_20230619_205403
1592023-06-16pointscsv253List of datasetsList of species648ca06de8550_20230616_151733
1602023-06-16pointswfs253List of datasetsList of species648ca06de8550_20230616_145307
1612023-06-13whole_speciescsv253List of datasetsList of species64885ca1287b9_20230613_083740
1622023-06-13whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species64885ca1287b9_20230613_083003
1632023-06-13whole_speciescsv22List of datasetsList of species64885ca1287b9_20230613_082923
1642023-06-13whole_speciescsv2149List of datasetsList of species64885ca1287b9_20230613_083635
1652023-06-13dist_spcsv1012List of datasetsList of species64885747e24b9_20230613_080149
1662023-06-05whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species647de93e74e0a_20230605_095942
1672023-06-05whole_speciesgdb1List of datasetsList of species647de93e74e0a_20230605_100027
1682023-06-05whole_speciesgdb1List of datasetsList of species647de93e74e0a_20230605_100559
1692023-06-02dist_spshapefile159List of datasetsList of species647a87c010b75_20230602_202959
1702023-05-26dist_spshapefile1010List of datasetsList of species6470f6d049eb6_20230526_153412
1712023-05-20whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species6468c364d4a35_20230520_085948
1722023-05-15dist_spshapefile994List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_195021
1732023-05-15dist_spshapefile994List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_195317
1742023-05-15dist_spshapefile994List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_194522
1752023-05-15dist_spshapefile994List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_193334
1762023-05-15dist_spshapefile994List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_193025
1772023-05-15dist_spshapefile994List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_192749
1782023-05-15dist_spshapefile994List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_192457
1792023-05-15dist_spshapefile994List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_190253
1802023-05-15dist_spshapefile994List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_185903
1812023-05-15dist_spshapefile835List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_165044
1822023-05-15dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_164848
1832023-05-15dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_164606
1842023-05-15dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_164439
1852023-05-15dist_spkml1List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_164122
1862023-05-15dist_spkml1List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_163648
1872023-05-10pointsshapefile2149List of datasetsList of species645c1a0487035_20230510_182844
1882023-05-09dist_spshapefile834List of datasetsList of species645acae620047_20230509_185638
1892023-05-09dist_spshapefile834List of datasetsList of species645acae620047_20230509_185632
1902023-05-06dist_spkml159List of datasetsList of species6456ab3d993d3_20230506_153451
1912023-05-05whole_speciescsv2149List of datasetsList of species6455148e5e7fc_20230505_104517
1922023-05-01dist_spkml834List of datasetsList of species644fe083cb439_20230501_121212
1932023-04-25whole_speciesgdb2149List of datasetsList of species6447b9e1e3164_20230425_074542
1942023-04-25whole_specieskml2149List of datasetsList of species6447b9e1e3164_20230425_085614
1952023-04-25whole_speciescsv2149List of datasetsList of species6447b9e1e3164_20230425_074005
1962023-04-24dist_spkml159List of datasetsList of species644602c6c875f_20230424_002850
1972023-04-24dist_spkml159List of datasetsList of species644602c6c875f_20230424_002856
1982023-04-22whole_speciescsv253List of datasetsList of species644386747fa8b_20230422_030741
1992023-04-11dist_spcsv834List of datasetsList of species643573cbba126_20230411_105837
2002023-04-11dist_spcsv834List of datasetsList of species643573cbba126_20230411_105832
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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.