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 2023
Formats requested Types requested  
Gridded summary Type 1a (dist_taxa)6
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)0
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)68
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)1
diversity indexes (diversity)0
Observations based on criteria (points)17
All observations of species (whole_species)71
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
1012023-05-15dist_spshapefile39List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_164848
1022023-05-15dist_spshapefile16626List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_195317
1032023-05-15dist_spshapefile16626List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_195021
1042023-05-15dist_spshapefile16626List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_194522
1052023-05-15dist_spshapefile16626List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_193334
1062023-05-15dist_spshapefile16626List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_193025
1072023-05-15dist_spshapefile16626List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_192749
1082023-05-15dist_spshapefile16626List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_192457
1092023-05-15dist_spkml3List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_163648
1102023-05-15dist_spshapefile16626List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_190253
1112023-05-15dist_spshapefile16626List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_185903
1122023-05-15dist_spshapefile7301List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_165044
1132023-05-15dist_spshapefile32List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_164439
1142023-05-15dist_spshapefile32List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_164606
1152023-05-10pointsshapefile23581List of datasetsList of species645c1a0487035_20230510_182844
1162023-05-09dist_spshapefile5100List of datasetsList of species645acae620047_20230509_185638
1172023-05-09dist_spshapefile5100List of datasetsList of species645acae620047_20230509_185632
1182023-05-06dist_spkml3287List of datasetsList of species6456ab3d993d3_20230506_153451
1192023-05-05whole_speciescsv23581List of datasetsList of species6455148e5e7fc_20230505_104517
1202023-05-01dist_spkml9474List of datasetsList of species644fe083cb439_20230501_121212
1212023-04-25whole_speciesgdb23581List of datasetsList of species6447b9e1e3164_20230425_074542
1222023-04-25whole_specieskml23581List of datasetsList of species6447b9e1e3164_20230425_085614
1232023-04-25whole_speciescsv23581List of datasetsList of species6447b9e1e3164_20230425_074005
1242023-04-24dist_spkml3287List of datasetsList of species644602c6c875f_20230424_002850
1252023-04-24dist_spkml3287List of datasetsList of species644602c6c875f_20230424_002856
1262023-04-22whole_speciescsv14638List of datasetsList of species644386747fa8b_20230422_030741
1272023-04-11dist_spcsv7262List of datasetsList of species643573cbba126_20230411_105837
1282023-04-11dist_spcsv9445List of datasetsList of species643597cdb6cc4_20230411_142421
1292023-04-11dist_spcsv7262List of datasetsList of species643573cbba126_20230411_105832
1302023-04-11dist_spcsv7262List of datasetsList of species643573cbba126_20230411_105840
1312023-04-11pointskml23581List of datasetsList of species6436009495667_20230411_205401
1322023-04-02dist_spkml5100List of datasetsList of species64294cf4d6e88_20230402_053832
1332023-03-29dist_spshapefile36List of datasetsList of species6424c7d31729d_20230329_194349
1342023-03-29dist_spshapefile43List of datasetsList of species6424c296bda0b_20230329_193340
1352023-03-29dist_spshapefile43List of datasetsList of species6424c296bda0b_20230329_193005
1362023-03-29dist_spshapefile43List of datasetsList of species6424c296bda0b_20230329_193033
1372023-03-29dist_spshapefile43List of datasetsList of species6424c296bda0b_20230329_193049
1382023-03-29dist_spshapefile43List of datasetsList of species6424c296bda0b_20230329_193104
1392023-03-19dist_spcsv3287List of datasetsList of species6417c9aaaa3c3_20230319_225315
1402023-03-07pointscsv14638List of datasetsList of species6405a55a06843_20230307_032744
1412023-03-07pointscsv14638List of datasetsList of species6405a55a06843_20230307_032741
1422023-03-06dist_spcsv3287List of datasetsList of species640531891d7a9_20230306_031300
1432023-03-06whole_speciescsv14638List of datasetsList of species6405a3b5362a1_20230306_032748
1442023-03-06whole_speciescsv14638List of datasetsList of species6405a3b5362a1_20230306_032759
1452023-03-06dist_spcsv14203List of datasetsList of species6405a3b5362a1_20230306_033118
1462023-03-06whole_speciescsv14638List of datasetsList of species6405a3b5362a1_20230306_032928
1472023-03-06whole_speciescsv14638List of datasetsList of species640531891d7a9_20230306_031214
1482023-03-02dist_spkml7262List of datasetsList of species64011bd602881_20230302_165937
1492023-03-02dist_spkml7262List of datasetsList of species64011bd602881_20230302_165948
1502023-02-28whole_speciescsv14638List of datasetsList of species63fe0fc1956d1_20230228_100831
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.