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)37
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)0
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)190
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)15
diversity indexes (diversity)0
Observations based on criteria (points)54
All observations of species (whole_species)150
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
12022-09-23whole_specieskml14638List of datasetsList of species632db1cb81962_20220923_103652
22022-09-19whole_specieskml3List of datasetsList of species632885c2c77fa_20220919_111153
32022-09-13whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species6320bf6d03849_20220913_134130
42022-09-13dist_spcsv28List of datasetsList of species6320c5e5f3eae_20220913_140555
52022-09-13whole_specieskml1List of datasetsList of species6320bf6d03849_20220913_134039
62022-09-13whole_specieskml30List of datasetsList of species6320c5e5f3eae_20220913_140522
72022-09-13whole_speciesgdb1List of datasetsList of species6320bf6d03849_20220913_134123
82022-08-30whole_speciescsv3List of datasetsList of species630df8eb28a6b_20220830_075154
92022-08-23whole_speciescsv30List of datasetsList of species6304e7445369d_20220823_104948
102022-08-23whole_specieskml30List of datasetsList of species6304e7445369d_20220823_104733
112022-08-19dist_taxakml8430List of datasetsList of species62ffaeda9dca8_20220819_114122
122022-08-19dist_taxakml8430List of datasetsList of species62ffaeda9dca8_20220819_114110
132022-08-13dist_taxakml8430List of datasetsList of species62f7f0862f921_20220813_144744
142022-07-25pointscsv38267List of datasetsList of species62de80c0bcdc2_20220725_085636
152022-07-25pointscsv38264List of datasetsList of species62de80c0bcdc2_20220725_085036
162022-07-23dist_spcsv5100List of datasetsList of species62dc4dc57c4e4_20220723_161732
172022-07-22dist_spkml9325List of datasetsList of species62dabef77dc48_20220722_111704
182022-07-22dist_spkml9325List of datasetsList of species62dabef77dc48_20220722_111702
192022-07-14dist_spshapefile5100List of datasetsList of species62cfcaa3a627c_20220714_035345
202022-07-11dist_spkml9325List of datasetsList of species62cc6cdb34b24_20220711_144029
212022-07-11dist_spkml9325List of datasetsList of species62cc6cdb34b24_20220711_144033
222022-07-02dist_spkml3287List of datasetsList of species62be1a6ab21cb_20220702_104250
232022-07-02dist_spkml3287List of datasetsList of species62be1a6ab21cb_20220702_121334
242022-07-02dist_spkml3287List of datasetsList of species62be1a6ab21cb_20220702_120523
252022-07-01whole_specieskml14638List of datasetsList of species62bf29253a793_20220701_133430
262022-06-28whole_speciesgdb3List of datasetsList of species62bad7e5b59d7_20220628_063005
272022-06-28whole_speciescsv3List of datasetsList of species62bad7e5b59d7_20220628_063002
282022-06-25dist_spkml28List of datasetsList of species62b7180682d17_20220625_102504
292022-06-25dist_spkml28List of datasetsList of species62b7180682d17_20220625_102507
302022-06-22dist_taxakml8430List of datasetsList of species62b33cc6754c4_20220622_120237
312022-06-09whole_speciescsv23581List of datasetsList of species62a1d9f43a486_20220609_081103
322022-06-09whole_speciesgdb23581List of datasetsList of species62a1d9f43a486_20220609_080519
332022-06-08whole_speciescsv14638List of datasetsList of species62a0ceada0bc1_20220608_123625
342022-06-08whole_speciesgdb14638List of datasetsList of species62a0ceada0bc1_20220608_130519
352022-06-08whole_speciescsv14638List of datasetsList of species62a0ceada0bc1_20220608_123638
362022-06-08dist_spcsv7262List of datasetsList of species62a0ba9ede707_20220608_110753
372022-06-08pointsshapefile14638List of datasetsList of species62a097f63e9d4_20220608_083815
382022-06-08pointsshapefile6List of datasetsList of species62a08f89c17cb_20220608_080315
392022-06-07pointsshapefile31List of datasetsList of species629fafeee5985_20220607_160824
402022-06-07pointsshapefile3List of datasetsList of species629fb101b07f9_20220607_161258
412022-06-07pointsshapefile23581List of datasetsList of species629fb2069a8f3_20220607_161849
422022-05-27dist_spshapefile9325List of datasetsList of species628ffc9b23f46_20220527_123515
432022-05-27dist_spshapefile9325List of datasetsList of species628ffc9b23f46_20220527_123519
442022-05-26dist_spcsv9325List of datasetsList of species628ffc9b23f46_20220526_182518
452022-05-26dist_spshapefile9325List of datasetsList of species628ffc9b23f46_20220526_183404
462022-05-24whole_speciescsv14638List of datasetsList of species628cf73a4e778_20220524_112423
472022-05-24whole_speciescsv3List of datasetsList of species628cf73a4e778_20220524_113923
482022-05-23dist_spcsv5100List of datasetsList of species628c17f83ba6e_20220523_192728
492022-05-23dist_spcsv7262List of datasetsList of species628c1431e0ab0_20220523_191539
502022-05-19dist_taxakml8430List of datasetsList of species6285ce74d89aa_20220519_012601
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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.