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
3512021-04-06dist_spcsv5100List of datasetsList of species606c33babc935_20210406_062233
3522021-04-06whole_datasetkml38267List of datasetsList of species606cfecf3743a_20210406_204703
3532021-04-06whole_datasetkml38267List of datasetsList of species606cfecf3743a_20210406_204707
3542021-04-02whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species60675b3e053b7_20210402_142418
3552021-03-31dist_spcsv5100List of datasetsList of species606453a30e284_20210331_065642
3562021-03-30dist_taxakml8430List of datasetsList of species60638923db247_20210330_163012
3572021-03-28dist_spkml5100List of datasetsList of species60612e02104a7_20210328_213539
3582021-03-28dist_spkml5100List of datasetsList of species60612e02104a7_20210328_213545
3592021-03-26whole_datasetkml38267List of datasetsList of species605d2ce781161_20210326_150839
3602021-03-25dist_spkml8415List of datasetsList of species605d158cef12f_20210325_190418
3612021-03-24dist_taxakml16631List of datasetsList of species605ba47550175_20210324_180727
3622021-03-24dist_spkml3287List of datasetsList of species6059a9a8d4b26_20210324_033834
3632021-03-24dist_spshapefile5100List of datasetsList of species605bac0706b79_20210324_171944
3642021-03-22dist_spcsv5100List of datasetsList of species60588af59baaa_20210322_082030
3652021-03-20whole_specieskml23581List of datasetsList of species605574bbc350c_20210320_000709
3662021-03-20whole_specieskml23581List of datasetsList of species6055738b85cdd_20210320_000525
3672021-03-20whole_specieskml38267List of datasetsList of species60568d3a980af_20210320_202307
3682021-03-20whole_specieskml38267List of datasetsList of species60568d3a980af_20210320_202850
3692021-03-20whole_specieskml38267List of datasetsList of species60568d3a980af_20210320_201410
3702021-03-20whole_specieskml38267List of datasetsList of species60568d3a980af_20210320_201137
3712021-03-19dist_taxakml8430List of datasetsList of species605498e0665e8_20210319_083009
3722021-03-18dist_taxakml8430List of datasetsList of species6053b2d48d14a_20210318_160843
3732021-03-18dist_spshapefile5100List of datasetsList of species605386f0628db_20210318_131528
3742021-03-18whole_datasetkml30List of datasetsList of species6053945b89e30_20210318_140533
3752021-03-18whole_datasetkml30List of datasetsList of species6053945b89e30_20210318_140256
3762021-03-17dist_spshapefile3287List of datasetsList of species6051c036e9b14_20210317_045928
3772021-03-16whole_specieswfs23581List of datasetsList of species6050d40696422_20210316_121225
3782021-03-16whole_specieswfs23581List of datasetsList of species6050d40696422_20210316_125716
3792021-03-16whole_specieswms23581List of datasetsList of species6050d40696422_20210316_121948
3802021-03-15dist_spcsv8430List of datasetsList of species604f661580d3b_20210315_095404
3812021-03-15dist_spshapefile8430List of datasetsList of species604f661580d3b_20210315_095405
3822021-03-13pointscsv38267List of datasetsList of species604ca9e56bd50_20210313_071025
3832021-03-08whole_specieskml38267List of datasetsList of species604676c3f1fed_20210308_163737
3842021-03-08pointsshapefile31List of datasetsList of species6046d2bf2af75_20210308_204931
3852021-03-08pointscsv31List of datasetsList of species6046d2bf2af75_20210308_204829
3862021-03-08whole_specieskml38267List of datasetsList of species60468bbd8970f_20210308_154512
3872021-03-07whole_specieswfs23581List of datasetsList of species60457a9d1bba0_20210307_202416
3882021-03-07whole_specieswfs23581List of datasetsList of species60457a9d1bba0_20210307_202434
3892021-03-07whole_specieswfs23581List of datasetsList of species60457a9d1bba0_20210307_204833
3902021-03-04dist_spcsv3List of datasetsList of species603fc30ac781b_20210304_023650
3912021-03-04dist_spcsv3List of datasetsList of species60408fc2eeb65_20210304_024753
3922021-03-03dist_spcsv3List of datasetsList of species603fc30ac781b_20210303_121746
3932021-03-03dist_spcsv3List of datasetsList of species603fc30ac781b_20210303_123046
3942021-03-01dist_spcsv28List of datasetsList of species603ced6d315f2_20210301_083540
3952021-02-28whole_specieskml38267List of datasetsList of species603be1ae41441_20210228_134104
3962021-02-26dist_spwms4List of datasetsList of species60391adcc7a03_20210226_110053
3972021-02-26whole_datasetkml38267List of datasetsList of species6039b58e961d7_20210226_222050
3982021-02-25dist_spcsv5100List of datasetsList of species603823f3e957f_20210225_173641
3992021-02-25dist_spshapefile5100List of datasetsList of species603823f3e957f_20210225_173559
4002021-02-25whole_datasetkml38267List of datasetsList of species603773550866e_20210225_050943
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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.