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
512022-04-19whole_speciescsv23581List of datasetsList of species625e4cf973e65_20220419_015423
522022-04-19dist_spcsv43List of datasetsList of species625ead707c4fc_20220419_084330
532022-04-18whole_speciesgdb14638List of datasetsList of species625d81b870656_20220418_121934
542022-04-18whole_speciesgdb14638List of datasetsList of species625d81b870656_20220418_121936
552022-04-18whole_speciesgdb14638List of datasetsList of species625d81b870656_20220418_122025
562022-04-18whole_specieskml30List of datasetsList of species625d9ddd5355c_20220418_133348
572022-04-18whole_speciesgdb30List of datasetsList of species625d9ddd5355c_20220418_133416
582022-04-12whole_speciescsv14638List of datasetsList of species62550e416aa33_20220412_013124
592022-04-12whole_speciesgdb14638List of datasetsList of species62550e416aa33_20220412_013128
602022-04-12pointsshapefile38267List of datasetsList of species6255da0008f11_20220412_160940
612022-04-04whole_speciescsv14638List of datasetsList of species624bb4b4a17cb_20220404_231913
622022-04-04whole_specieskml14638List of datasetsList of species624bb4b4a17cb_20220404_231747
632022-04-04dist_spwms3287List of datasetsList of species624baab1719d2_20220404_231437
642022-04-04dist_spkml3287List of datasetsList of species624bb4b4a17cb_20220404_232038
652022-04-04dist_spkml3287List of datasetsList of species624bb4b4a17cb_20220404_234118
662022-04-04dist_spcsv5100List of datasetsList of species624b56d5d4510_20220404_171631
672022-04-04dist_spshapefile5100List of datasetsList of species624b56d5d4510_20220404_163932
682022-03-24dist_sp_h3kml3List of datasetsList of species623c5449dafc9_20220324_081518
692022-03-24dist_sp_h3shapefile3List of datasetsList of species623c5449dafc9_20220324_081608
702022-03-24whole_specieskml3List of datasetsList of species623c5449dafc9_20220324_073524
712022-03-24dist_sp_h3shapefile7857List of datasetsList of species623c5449dafc9_20220324_083000
722022-03-21whole_speciescsv14638List of datasetsList of species6238bce293b99_20220321_141440
732022-03-21whole_speciesgdb14638List of datasetsList of species62387e44142ec_20220321_094050
742022-03-14whole_speciesgdb6List of datasetsList of species622ec44c6888d_20220314_002904
752022-03-14whole_speciescsv6List of datasetsList of species622ec44c6888d_20220314_002910
762022-03-11dist_taxakml8430List of datasetsList of species622bab7f290d0_20220311_150601
772022-03-02dist_spcsv9325List of datasetsList of species621ffd79886bb_20220302_184910
782022-02-28dist_taxakml8430List of datasetsList of species621cce6e20e07_20220228_083050
792022-02-25dist_spkml5100List of datasetsList of species62187aa4efaf4_20220225_015459
802022-02-25dist_spkml5100List of datasetsList of species62187aa4efaf4_20220225_015508
812022-02-25dist_spkml3List of datasetsList of species62190079c5bda_20220225_111506
822022-02-25dist_spkml5100List of datasetsList of species6218801ce6634_20220225_020738
832022-02-25dist_spkml5100List of datasetsList of species62187aa4efaf4_20220225_015503
842022-02-25dist_spkml5100List of datasetsList of species62187aa4efaf4_20220225_015752
852022-02-25dist_spkml5100List of datasetsList of species62187aa4efaf4_20220225_015507
862022-02-25dist_spkml5100List of datasetsList of species62187aa4efaf4_20220225_015855
872022-02-25dist_spkml5100List of datasetsList of species6218801ce6634_20220225_020902
882022-02-24whole_specieskml30List of datasetsList of species6216520d85f76_20220224_182639
892022-02-24whole_speciescsv6List of datasetsList of species6216602f63658_20220224_114352
902022-02-24whole_speciescsv30List of datasetsList of species6216602f63658_20220224_114450
912022-02-24whole_speciescsv3List of datasetsList of species6216602f63658_20220224_115642
922022-02-24whole_speciescsv23581List of datasetsList of species6216602f63658_20220224_102631
932022-02-24dist_spkml3List of datasetsList of species6218567e1cc91_20220224_231256
942022-02-23dist_spkml28List of datasetsList of species6216535c553e5_20220223_103309
952022-02-23dist_spkml28List of datasetsList of species62167f56b6f94_20220223_134652
962022-02-23dist_spkml28List of datasetsList of species62167ca38f7b1_20220223_133351
972022-02-23dist_spkml28List of datasetsList of species621681ca8b61d_20220223_135045
982022-02-21whole_speciescsv30List of datasetsList of species6213d76c8a36c_20220221_132313
992022-02-18whole_speciescsv3List of datasetsList of species620fcbf29c7c5_20220218_114516
1002022-02-11whole_datasetgdb38267List of datasetsList of species620634b2e7364_20220211_051048
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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.