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)191
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)15
diversity indexes (diversity)0
Observations based on criteria (points)54
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

Prev 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  Next
No.Date requestedTypes requestedFormat#recordsAlong with...Species includedRequest ID
1012022-02-10dist_spcsv5100List of datasetsList of species6202c57722908_20220210_133217
1022022-02-08dist_spcsv5100List of datasetsList of species6202c57722908_20220208_150507
1032022-02-08dist_spcsv5100List of datasetsList of species6202c57722908_20220208_150222
1042022-02-08dist_spshapefile3List of datasetsList of species62016c3a1ec7e_20220208_113709
1052022-02-04dist_spcsv5100List of datasetsList of species61fd621147430_20220204_122850
1062022-02-04dist_spcsv5100List of datasetsList of species61fd60c64401e_20220204_122550
1072022-01-31pointscsv23581List of datasetsList of species61f7343f2fb40_20220130_200259
1082022-01-31pointsshapefile23581List of datasetsList of species61f7343f2fb40_20220130_200250
1092022-01-28dist_spcsv5100List of datasetsList of species61f3f2f862e11_20220128_085059
1102022-01-28dist_spcsv7262List of datasetsList of species61f3f668d1d5b_20220128_090022
1112022-01-25pointscsv23581List of datasetsList of species61effb1bb280c_20220125_083422
1122022-01-22whole_speciescsv14638List of datasetsList of species61e9dc2339929_20220122_060218
1132022-01-22whole_speciescsv23581List of datasetsList of species61ec5498c6000_20220122_153746
1142022-01-22whole_speciescsv23581List of datasetsList of species61ec71f4822e4_20220122_161054
1152022-01-19dist_spkml9325List of datasetsList of species61e89c0001522_20220119_185834
1162022-01-19dist_spkml9325List of datasetsList of species61e89c0001522_20220119_185831
1172022-01-19dist_spkml9325List of datasetsList of species61e89c0001522_20220119_185832
1182022-01-19dist_spkml9325List of datasetsList of species61e89c0001522_20220119_185830
1192022-01-12dist_spwfs8430List of datasetsList of species61ded4734913b_20220112_081959
1202022-01-12dist_spcsv8430List of datasetsList of species61ded4734913b_20220112_081818
1212022-01-12dist_spshapefile8430List of datasetsList of species61ded4734913b_20220112_081925
1222022-01-12dist_spwms8430List of datasetsList of species61ded4734913b_20220112_082024
1232022-01-11dist_spshapefile8430List of datasetsList of species61dd535514d4b_20220111_050512
1242022-01-09dist_spcsv3List of datasetsList of species61dac973ccf21_20220109_064133
1252022-01-05pointsshapefile7List of datasetsList of species61d51161cd403_20220104_225110
1262021-12-29dist_spshapefile28List of datasetsList of species61cbf5f41757f_20211229_004556
1272021-12-29dist_spshapefile28List of datasetsList of species61cbf5f41757f_20211229_004602
1282021-12-13dist_spcsv7List of datasetsList of species61b7210b48da3_20211213_053315
1292021-12-12whole_speciesgdb14638List of datasetsList of species61b6223021718_20211212_112640
1302021-12-10dist_spcsv14203List of datasetsList of species61b3cd94a5c8a_20211210_170115
1312021-12-10whole_specieskml14638List of datasetsList of species61b38c8789fd6_20211210_122818
1322021-12-10dist_spcsv43List of datasetsList of species61b3b0c014c8e_20211210_145650
1332021-12-10dist_spcsv43List of datasetsList of species61b3b0c014c8e_20211210_145853
1342021-12-10dist_spshapefile44List of datasetsList of species61b3b0c014c8e_20211210_150133
1352021-12-10dist_spshapefile43List of datasetsList of species61b3b0c014c8e_20211210_150010
1362021-12-10whole_speciescsv7List of datasetsList of species61b3b0c014c8e_20211210_152510
1372021-12-10whole_speciescsv7List of datasetsList of species61b3b82fa351b_20211210_152747
1382021-12-10dist_spcsv3287List of datasetsList of species61b3cd94a5c8a_20211210_165905
1392021-12-10whole_speciescsv14638List of datasetsList of species61b3cd94a5c8a_20211210_165950
1402021-12-10whole_speciesgdb30List of datasetsList of species61b3d42094065_20211210_180642
1412021-12-09pointscsv38267List of datasetsList of species61b24c8cc7861_20211209_160922
1422021-12-09pointsshapefile38267List of datasetsList of species61b24c8cc7861_20211209_134403
1432021-12-07whole_speciescsv30List of datasetsList of species61af7e5ec7377_20211207_103331
1442021-12-02pointsshapefile23581List of datasetsList of species61a9019f7069e_20211202_124424
1452021-12-02dist_spshapefile7262List of datasetsList of species61a9019f7069e_20211202_124102
1462021-12-02dist_spshapefile7262List of datasetsList of species61a9019f7069e_20211202_122840
1472021-11-30whole_speciesshapefile23581List of datasetsList of species61a5f290a5325_20211130_054751
1482021-11-30dist_sp_h3shapefile5206List of datasetsList of species61a66362e5888_20211130_125028
1492021-11-30pointsshapefile23581List of datasetsList of species61a66362e5888_20211130_125437
1502021-11-30dist_spshapefile7262List of datasetsList of species61a65f2921cac_20211130_123234
List of datasets


  • 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.