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
4012021-02-25whole_datasetkml38267List of datasetsList of species603773550866e_20210225_052345
4022021-02-24dist_spwms4List of datasetsList of species603684c9a1c6f_20210224_121206
4032021-02-24dist_spcsv4List of datasetsList of species603684c9a1c6f_20210224_120732
4042021-02-24dist_spwms4List of datasetsList of species603684c9a1c6f_20210224_121839
4052021-02-24whole_specieswms6List of datasetsList of species603684c9a1c6f_20210224_121243
4062021-02-24dist_spwms4List of datasetsList of species603684c9a1c6f_20210224_121229
4072021-02-24dist_spshapefile5100List of datasetsList of species60367e4967db6_20210224_114508
4082021-02-24dist_spcsv5100List of datasetsList of species60367e4967db6_20210224_113141
4092021-02-19dist_spshapefile28List of datasetsList of species60303b174ba23_20210219_173226
4102021-02-16whole_datasetkml38267List of datasetsList of species602c3cfe4b166_20210216_165342
4112021-02-12dist_spcsv3287List of datasetsList of species6026144998e82_20210212_004408
4122021-02-12dist_spshapefile3287List of datasetsList of species6026144998e82_20210212_004413
4132021-02-12pointscsv14638List of datasetsList of species6026144998e82_20210212_004651
4142021-02-12whole_speciescsv3List of datasetsList of species6026586896794_20210212_054053
4152021-02-12whole_speciescsv3List of datasetsList of species60265f5e72f2a_20210212_055939
4162021-02-09whole_speciescsv3List of datasetsList of species60226eccc9a38_20210209_062636
4172021-02-09whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species6022bf5fdbfd3_20210209_120723
4182021-02-09whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species6022bf5fdbfd3_20210209_120538
4192021-02-09whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species6022bf5fdbfd3_20210209_120447
4202021-02-09whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species6022bf5fdbfd3_20210209_120302
4212021-02-09whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species6022cede5cee8_20210209_130603
4222021-02-09whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species6022bf5fdbfd3_20210209_120119
4232021-02-09whole_speciescsv6List of datasetsList of species6022d68e82638_20210209_133823
4242021-02-09whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species6022bf5fdbfd3_20210209_115932
4252021-02-09whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species6022bf5fdbfd3_20210209_120839
4262021-02-09whole_speciescsv3List of datasetsList of species6022cf976ebcb_20210209_130913
4272021-02-09whole_speciescsv14638List of datasetsList of species6022c5cf3e0f2_20210209_122711
4282021-02-08dist_spcsv8430List of datasetsList of species6021ce8871c62_20210208_190143
4292021-02-06dist_spkml28List of datasetsList of species601ebcfcbd6c1_20210206_110033
4302021-02-06dist_spkml28List of datasetsList of species601ebcfcbd6c1_20210206_143023
4312021-02-06dist_spkml28List of datasetsList of species601ebcfcbd6c1_20210206_110009
4322021-02-06pointskml31List of datasetsList of species601ebcfcbd6c1_20210206_143925
4332021-02-06pointskml31List of datasetsList of species601ebcfcbd6c1_20210206_143809
4342021-02-06dist_spkml28List of datasetsList of species601ebcfcbd6c1_20210206_143742
4352021-02-06dist_spkml28List of datasetsList of species601ebcfcbd6c1_20210206_143526
4362021-02-06dist_spkml28List of datasetsList of species601ebcfcbd6c1_20210206_143409
4372021-02-06dist_spkml28List of datasetsList of species601ebcfcbd6c1_20210206_143323
4382021-02-06dist_spkml3List of datasetsList of species601ebcd1e3277_20210206_105923
4392021-02-06dist_spkml3List of datasetsList of species601eba5844b96_20210206_104905
4402021-02-06dist_spkml28List of datasetsList of species601e172a069e5_20210206_002036
4412021-02-05dist_spkml28List of datasetsList of species601e1b85dc005_20210205_233125
4422021-02-05dist_spkml28List of datasetsList of species601e172a069e5_20210205_232103
4432021-02-05dist_spkml28List of datasetsList of species601e1cc492382_20210205_234202
4442021-01-04dist_taxakml8430List of datasetsList of species5ff30e43489d9_20210104_082653
4452021-01-04dist_taxakml8430List of datasetsList of species5ff30e43489d9_20210104_082655
4462020-12-31dist_taxakml8430List of datasetsList of species5fee86ec25d4b_20201231_212051
4472020-12-16dist_taxakml8430List of datasetsList of species5fd9ba2943ac6_20201216_024143
4482020-10-15dist_taxakml8430List of datasetsList of species5f88be321c6f5_20201015_172625
4492020-10-15dist_taxakml8430List of datasetsList of species5f88be321c6f5_20201015_172627
4502020-10-15dist_taxakml8430List of datasetsList of species5f88be321c6f5_20201015_172626
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.