LTER Antarctic satellite telemetry of humpback whales
The Bio-Telemetry and Behavioral Ecology Lab at the Marine Mammal Institute, Oregon State University

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 20222021202020192018201720162015
Formats requested Types requested  
Gridded summary Type 1a (dist_taxa)141
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)0
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)238
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)12
diversity indexes (diversity)2
Observations based on criteria (points)268
All observations of species (whole_species)73
All observations in dataset (whole_dataset)26
  • 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
1512021-05-12dist_taxakml546List of datasetsList of species609bcbf2f1412_20210512_083804
1522021-05-12dist_taxakml546List of datasetsList of species609bee016b948_20210512_110611
1532021-05-12dist_taxakml546List of datasetsList of species609bee016b948_20210512_110615
1542021-05-02pointscsv5589List of datasetsList of species608e7d421166d_20210502_062909
1552021-05-02whole_speciescsv5589List of datasetsList of species608e7d421166d_20210502_062618
1562021-05-02dist_spcsv546List of datasetsList of species608eddc787aa1_20210502_131554
1572021-05-01dist_spcsv546List of datasetsList of species608d929e5036d_20210501_135343
1582021-05-01dist_spcsv546List of datasetsList of species608ddfc30d8f6_20210501_192225
1592021-04-29whole_speciescsv5589List of datasetsList of species608b37e3c9f47_20210429_185224
1602021-04-26dist_spkml546List of datasetsList of species6084f7eb16941_20210426_005409
1612021-04-26dist_spkml546List of datasetsList of species6084f7eb16941_20210426_005358
1622021-04-23dist_spshapefile546List of datasetsList of species60835c7da8c37_20210423_195145
1632021-04-21whole_datasetkml5589List of datasetsList of species6080b25e34eff_20210421_192639
1642021-04-21whole_datasetkml5589List of datasetsList of species6080b25e34eff_20210421_192659
1652021-04-21whole_datasetkml5589List of datasetsList of species6080b25e34eff_20210421_192717
1662021-04-21whole_specieskml5589List of datasetsList of species60803d56a772c_20210421_105831
1672021-04-21whole_speciescsv5589List of datasetsList of species60803d56a772c_20210421_105957
1682021-04-21whole_speciesshapefile5589List of datasetsList of species60803d56a772c_20210421_110950
1692021-04-21whole_speciesgdb5589List of datasetsList of species60803878d488b_20210421_103956
1702021-04-21pointsshapefile5589List of datasetsList of species6080396aa7259_20210421_104352
1712021-04-21whole_speciesgdb5589List of datasetsList of species60803cb0ea21a_20210421_105718
1722021-04-20dist_taxakml546List of datasetsList of species607f02ea892b3_20210420_123734
1732021-04-19dist_taxakml1832List of datasetsList of species607d9fc610cb5_20210419_113114
1742021-04-19dist_taxakml1832List of datasetsList of species607d9fc610cb5_20210419_113203
1752021-04-15whole_speciescsv5589List of datasetsList of species6077d527890c8_20210415_034141
1762021-04-15whole_speciescsv5589List of datasetsList of species6077d527890c8_20210415_035448
1772021-04-15whole_speciescsv5589List of datasetsList of species6077d527890c8_20210415_020113
1782021-04-13whole_specieskml5589List of datasetsList of species60755d3d182c8_20210413_050004
1792021-04-13pointscsv5589List of datasetsList of species6075e7f28a234_20210413_145342
1802021-04-12dist_taxakml546List of datasetsList of species6074b98e77b63_20210412_172147
1812021-04-09dist_spcsv546List of datasetsList of species606ff0f550a5d_20210409_022300
1822021-04-08whole_specieskml5589List of datasetsList of species606f6b8bd87a6_20210408_165640
1832021-04-08whole_specieskml5589List of datasetsList of species606f03b94a9f0_20210408_094447
1842021-04-08whole_specieskml5589List of datasetsList of species606f03b94a9f0_20210408_094015
1852021-04-08whole_specieskml5589List of datasetsList of species606f03b94a9f0_20210408_093957
1862021-04-06dist_spcsv546List of datasetsList of species606c33babc935_20210406_062233
1872021-04-06whole_datasetkml5589List of datasetsList of species606cfecf3743a_20210406_204707
1882021-04-06whole_datasetkml5589List of datasetsList of species606cfecf3743a_20210406_204703
1892021-03-31dist_spcsv546List of datasetsList of species606453a30e284_20210331_065642
1902021-03-30dist_taxakml546List of datasetsList of species60638923db247_20210330_163012
1912021-03-28dist_spkml546List of datasetsList of species60612e02104a7_20210328_213539
1922021-03-28dist_spkml546List of datasetsList of species60612e02104a7_20210328_213545
1932021-03-26whole_datasetkml5589List of datasetsList of species605d2ce781161_20210326_150839
1942021-03-25dist_spkml546List of datasetsList of species605d158cef12f_20210325_190418
1952021-03-24dist_taxakml1832List of datasetsList of species605ba47550175_20210324_180727
1962021-03-24dist_spshapefile546List of datasetsList of species605bac0706b79_20210324_171944
1972021-03-22dist_spcsv546List of datasetsList of species60588af59baaa_20210322_082030
1982021-03-20whole_specieskml5589List of datasetsList of species6055738b85cdd_20210320_000525
1992021-03-20whole_specieskml5589List of datasetsList of species605574bbc350c_20210320_000709
2002021-03-20whole_specieskml5589List of datasetsList of species60568d3a980af_20210320_202850
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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.