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
2012021-10-12pointskml14638List of datasetsList of species6164a780adba0_20211012_131326
2022021-10-12dist_spkml14203List of datasetsList of species6164a780adba0_20211012_130323
2032021-10-12dist_spkml9325List of datasetsList of species6164a780adba0_20211012_130211
2042021-10-12dist_spkml14203List of datasetsList of species6164a780adba0_20211012_130235
2052021-10-12dist_spkml14203List of datasetsList of species6164a780adba0_20211012_130319
2062021-10-12dist_spkml14203List of datasetsList of species6164a780adba0_20211012_130324
2072021-10-12dist_spkml14203List of datasetsList of species6164a780adba0_20211012_130400
2082021-10-12dist_spcsv28List of datasetsList of species6165e58294606_20211012_155631
2092021-10-11dist_spshapefile29List of datasetsList of species6164adfc3b45f_20211011_173522
2102021-10-11dist_spshapefile3List of datasetsList of species6164ad0b45e35_20211011_173126
2112021-10-11dist_spshapefile7262List of datasetsList of species6164ad522131e_20211011_173232
2122021-10-11dist_spshapefile4List of datasetsList of species6164acbc90d4d_20211011_173008
2132021-10-10whole_specieskml23581List of datasetsList of species6163643bf1802_20211010_181444
2142021-10-10whole_specieskml23581List of datasetsList of species6163643bf1802_20211010_181446
2152021-10-10dist_spkml14203List of datasetsList of species616335a1847fc_20211010_145231
2162021-10-06pointsshapefile23581List of datasetsList of species615e2b112da5b_20211006_191432
2172021-10-06pointsshapefile31List of datasetsList of species615e237638fdd_20211006_184801
2182021-10-06whole_specieswfs30List of datasetsList of species615e237638fdd_20211006_183236
2192021-10-06dist_spshapefile29List of datasetsList of species615e237638fdd_20211006_183721
2202021-10-06whole_specieskml30List of datasetsList of species615e237638fdd_20211006_183520
2212021-10-05dist_spcsv28List of datasetsList of species615ceab6deb34_20211005_202720
2222021-10-04whole_specieswms3List of datasetsList of species615aed78320ae_20211004_081144
2232021-10-04whole_specieskml3List of datasetsList of species615aeddc4844e_20211004_080618
2242021-10-04whole_specieswfs3List of datasetsList of species615aeddc4844e_20211004_080626
2252021-10-04dist_spcsv3List of datasetsList of species615af717a893c_20211004_084458
2262021-10-04whole_specieswfs3List of datasetsList of species615af0dcb7128_20211004_084332
2272021-10-04whole_specieswms3List of datasetsList of species615af0dcb7128_20211004_082102
2282021-10-04whole_specieswms3List of datasetsList of species615aeddc4844e_20211004_080735
2292021-10-04whole_specieswfs3List of datasetsList of species615af7ce104a8_20211004_084819
2302021-10-01dist_taxakml8430List of datasetsList of species6154741707ef2_20211001_012530
2312021-10-01pointskml30List of datasetsList of species615706aade297_20211001_091045
2322021-09-30dist_spkml5100List of datasetsList of species615664ca6c6db_20210930_214743
2332021-09-30dist_spkml5100List of datasetsList of species615665ecd5bb2_20210930_214759
2342021-09-30whole_specieswfs23581List of datasetsList of species615665896140f_20210930_215845
2352021-09-30whole_specieswms23581List of datasetsList of species615629c39a98f_20210930_172204
2362021-09-24dist_spshapefile5100List of datasetsList of species614e2bdca9796_20210924_155003
2372021-09-24dist_spshapefile5100List of datasetsList of species614e2bdca9796_20210924_160113
2382021-09-24whole_specieskml23581List of datasetsList of species614e291a8bb35_20210924_154336
2392021-09-24dist_spwms5100List of datasetsList of species614e291a8bb35_20210924_154538
2402021-09-24dist_spkml5100List of datasetsList of species614e291a8bb35_20210924_154558
2412021-09-24dist_spshapefile5100List of datasetsList of species614e2bdca9796_20210924_160241
2422021-09-24dist_spwfs5100List of datasetsList of species614e291a8bb35_20210924_154544
2432021-09-24dist_spshapefile5100List of datasetsList of species614e291a8bb35_20210924_154601
2442021-09-24dist_spshapefile5100List of datasetsList of species614e291a8bb35_20210924_154840
2452021-09-13whole_speciescsv3List of datasetsList of species613fa70ca68b6_20210913_153425
2462021-09-13whole_speciesgdb3List of datasetsList of species613fa70ca68b6_20210913_153410
2472021-09-13whole_specieskml14638List of datasetsList of species6137a3bfe6ce4_20210913_143940
2482021-09-13whole_specieskml14638List of datasetsList of species6137a3bfe6ce4_20210913_142538
2492021-09-10whole_specieskml23581List of datasetsList of species6137a3bfe6ce4_20210910_161322
2502021-09-09whole_specieskml3List of datasetsList of species6137a3bfe6ce4_20210909_162222
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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.