Historic whale catch data from Australian whaling stations (1925-1978)
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 202220212020
Formats requested Types requested  
Gridded summary Type 1a (dist_taxa)34
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)0
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)180
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)15
diversity indexes (diversity)0
Observations based on criteria (points)52
All observations of species (whole_species)141
All observations in dataset (whole_dataset)17
  • 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
12022-07-01whole_specieskml14638List of datasetsList of species62bf29253a793_20220701_133430
22022-06-28whole_speciescsv3List of datasetsList of species62bad7e5b59d7_20220628_063002
32022-06-28whole_speciesgdb3List of datasetsList of species62bad7e5b59d7_20220628_063005
42022-06-25dist_spkml28List of datasetsList of species62b7180682d17_20220625_102507
52022-06-25dist_spkml28List of datasetsList of species62b7180682d17_20220625_102504
62022-06-22dist_taxakml8430List of datasetsList of species62b33cc6754c4_20220622_120237
72022-06-09whole_speciesgdb23581List of datasetsList of species62a1d9f43a486_20220609_080519
82022-06-09whole_speciescsv23581List of datasetsList of species62a1d9f43a486_20220609_081103
92022-06-08whole_speciesgdb14638List of datasetsList of species62a0ceada0bc1_20220608_130519
102022-06-08whole_speciescsv14638List of datasetsList of species62a0ceada0bc1_20220608_123625
112022-06-08whole_speciescsv14638List of datasetsList of species62a0ceada0bc1_20220608_123638
122022-06-08dist_spcsv7262List of datasetsList of species62a0ba9ede707_20220608_110753
132022-06-08pointsshapefile14638List of datasetsList of species62a097f63e9d4_20220608_083815
142022-06-08pointsshapefile6List of datasetsList of species62a08f89c17cb_20220608_080315
152022-06-07pointsshapefile3List of datasetsList of species629fb101b07f9_20220607_161258
162022-06-07pointsshapefile31List of datasetsList of species629fafeee5985_20220607_160824
172022-06-07pointsshapefile23581List of datasetsList of species629fb2069a8f3_20220607_161849
182022-05-27dist_spshapefile9325List of datasetsList of species628ffc9b23f46_20220527_123519
192022-05-27dist_spshapefile9325List of datasetsList of species628ffc9b23f46_20220527_123515
202022-05-26dist_spcsv9325List of datasetsList of species628ffc9b23f46_20220526_182518
212022-05-26dist_spshapefile9325List of datasetsList of species628ffc9b23f46_20220526_183404
222022-05-24whole_speciescsv14638List of datasetsList of species628cf73a4e778_20220524_112423
232022-05-24whole_speciescsv3List of datasetsList of species628cf73a4e778_20220524_113923
242022-05-23dist_spcsv5100List of datasetsList of species628c17f83ba6e_20220523_192728
252022-05-23dist_spcsv7262List of datasetsList of species628c1431e0ab0_20220523_191539
262022-05-19dist_taxakml8430List of datasetsList of species6285ce74d89aa_20220519_012601
272022-05-19whole_speciescsv23581List of datasetsList of species62854e5367124_20220519_123141
282022-05-18dist_spcsv7262List of datasetsList of species62854441a6c12_20220518_151203
292022-05-18pointscsv38267List of datasetsList of species6285474f12f01_20220518_155300
302022-05-18whole_speciescsv23581List of datasetsList of species62854e5367124_20220518_155829
312022-05-18whole_speciescsv23581List of datasetsList of species62854e5367124_20220518_155826
322022-05-18dist_spcsv7262List of datasetsList of species62854441a6c12_20220518_151201
332022-05-18dist_spcsv7262List of datasetsList of species62854441a6c12_20220518_151344
342022-05-17dist_spkml28List of datasetsList of species6283b02ab7140_20220517_102511
352022-05-06whole_speciescsv23581List of datasetsList of species6275971a84129_20220506_195701
362022-05-03dist_spcsv5100List of datasetsList of species627155805183e_20220503_122042
372022-05-03dist_spshapefile5100List of datasetsList of species627155805183e_20220503_121915
382022-04-19whole_speciescsv23581List of datasetsList of species625e4cf973e65_20220419_015423
392022-04-19dist_spcsv43List of datasetsList of species625ead707c4fc_20220419_084330
402022-04-18whole_speciesgdb14638List of datasetsList of species625d81b870656_20220418_121934
412022-04-18whole_speciesgdb14638List of datasetsList of species625d81b870656_20220418_121936
422022-04-18whole_speciesgdb14638List of datasetsList of species625d81b870656_20220418_122025
432022-04-18whole_specieskml30List of datasetsList of species625d9ddd5355c_20220418_133348
442022-04-18whole_speciesgdb30List of datasetsList of species625d9ddd5355c_20220418_133416
452022-04-12whole_speciescsv14638List of datasetsList of species62550e416aa33_20220412_013124
462022-04-12whole_speciesgdb14638List of datasetsList of species62550e416aa33_20220412_013128
472022-04-12pointsshapefile38267List of datasetsList of species6255da0008f11_20220412_160940
482022-04-04dist_spwms3287List of datasetsList of species624baab1719d2_20220404_231437
492022-04-04whole_speciescsv14638List of datasetsList of species624bb4b4a17cb_20220404_231913
502022-04-04dist_spkml3287List of datasetsList of species624bb4b4a17cb_20220404_232038
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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.