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

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No.Date requestedTypes requestedFormat#recordsAlong with...Species includedRequest ID
1512021-11-30whole_speciescsv23581List of datasetsList of species61a59ac1be26d_20211129_223415
1522021-11-29dist_spshapefile9445List of datasetsList of species61a4f546770a9_20211129_105028
1532021-11-27whole_speciescsv30List of datasetsList of species61a16f419990d_20211126_214540
1542021-11-26pointsshapefile14677List of datasetsList of species61a0f7f5b914c_20211126_101449
1552021-11-16dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species619376c41bc96_20211116_041800
1562021-11-16dist_spcsv27List of datasetsList of species619376c41bc96_20211116_042421
1572021-11-16whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species619376c41bc96_20211116_042404
1582021-11-16dist_spcsv27List of datasetsList of species6193794e58c84_20211116_042750
1592021-11-16whole_speciescsv7List of datasetsList of species619379f98a4cd_20211116_043121
1602021-11-16whole_speciescsv7List of datasetsList of species619379f98a4cd_20211116_042952
1612021-11-16whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species619376c41bc96_20211116_041721
1622021-11-09whole_speciesgdb23581List of datasetsList of species618a15178c959_20211109_013259
1632021-11-09dist_spshapefile29List of datasetsList of species618a1281aefcd_20211109_011927
1642021-11-08dist_spwms3287List of datasetsList of species618971ee28910_20211108_135903
1652021-11-08dist_spwms3287List of datasetsList of species618971ee28910_20211108_135818
1662021-11-07whole_speciesgdb23581List of datasetsList of species61884eb5b25ad_20211107_194802
1672021-11-07whole_speciesgdb23581List of datasetsList of species61884eb5b25ad_20211107_200712
1682021-11-06dist_spkml5100List of datasetsList of species61872b65ac126_20211106_213429
1692021-11-06dist_spkml5100List of datasetsList of species61872b65ac126_20211106_213424
1702021-11-05whole_speciesgdb23581List of datasetsList of species6184ee1a12399_20211105_052137
1712021-11-04whole_specieskml30List of datasetsList of species618341d580448_20211104_133820
1722021-11-03whole_speciescsv23581List of datasetsList of species6182c5badc1f6_20211103_133513
1732021-11-01pointscsv14638List of datasetsList of species618089647109d_20211101_204317
1742021-11-01whole_specieskml14638List of datasetsList of species61808657a3d1e_20211101_203749
1752021-11-01pointscsv14638List of datasetsList of species61808657a3d1e_20211101_203805
1762021-11-01pointscsv3List of datasetsList of species61808a7534002_20211101_204722
1772021-10-21pointsshapefile38267List of datasetsList of species617216386371a_20211021_220007
1782021-10-19dist_spkml5100List of datasetsList of species616ee9c00dde1_20211019_141634
1792021-10-19dist_spkml5100List of datasetsList of species616ee9c00dde1_20211019_141631
1802021-10-19dist_spcsv5100List of datasetsList of species616ee9c00dde1_20211019_141628
1812021-10-19dist_spcsv5100List of datasetsList of species616ee9c00dde1_20211019_141638
1822021-10-19dist_spcsv5100List of datasetsList of species616ee9c00dde1_20211019_141659
1832021-10-19dist_spkml5100List of datasetsList of species616ee9c00dde1_20211019_141702
1842021-10-19dist_spcsv28List of datasetsList of species616e9b6d5772c_20211019_062017
1852021-10-16whole_specieskml30List of datasetsList of species616b4257328cc_20211016_172633
1862021-10-15dist_spshapefile8430List of datasetsList of species616989ba9fa33_20211015_104227
1872021-10-12pointskml38267List of datasetsList of species6165c9e0bd201_20211012_135934
1882021-10-12pointskml38267List of datasetsList of species6165c9e0bd201_20211012_141153
1892021-10-12pointskml38267List of datasetsList of species6165c9e0bd201_20211012_140455
1902021-10-12pointskml38267List of datasetsList of species6165c9e0bd201_20211012_135642
1912021-10-12pointsshapefile38267List of datasetsList of species6165c48647d3e_20211012_134440
1922021-10-12pointskml38267List of datasetsList of species6165bcd5a193e_20211012_130045
1932021-10-12pointskml38267List of datasetsList of species6165c48647d3e_20211012_133835
1942021-10-12pointskml38267List of datasetsList of species6165bcd5a193e_20211012_131220
1952021-10-12pointskml38267List of datasetsList of species6165c48647d3e_20211012_132945
1962021-10-12pointskml38267List of datasetsList of species6165c48647d3e_20211012_133250
1972021-10-12pointskml38267List of datasetsList of species6165c48647d3e_20211012_132801
1982021-10-12pointskml38267List of datasetsList of species6165bcd5a193e_20211012_131242
1992021-10-12dist_spkml14203List of datasetsList of species6164a780adba0_20211012_130325
2002021-10-12dist_spkml14203List of datasetsList of species6164a780adba0_20211012_130316
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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.