Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Sightings in the Vicinity of the Maryland Wind Energy Area 2013-2015
Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center

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 2021202020192018201720162015
Formats requested Types requested  
Gridded summary Type 1a (dist_taxa)124
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)0
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)629
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)12
diversity indexes (diversity)12
Observations based on criteria (points)882
All observations of species (whole_species)198
All observations in dataset (whole_dataset)19
  • 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
12021-11-29dist_spshapefile2List of datasetsList of species61a4f546770a9_20211129_105028
22021-11-29dist_spshapefile2List of datasetsList of species61a4f546770a9_20211129_105029
32021-11-26whole_speciesgdb1List of datasetsList of species61a15d9180dee_20211126_172701
42021-11-26pointsshapefile239List of datasetsList of species61a103fcc43ea_20211126_110148
52021-11-26pointsshapefile5List of datasetsList of species61a0f7f5b914c_20211126_101559
62021-11-26pointsshapefile18List of datasetsList of species61a0f7f5b914c_20211126_101449
72021-11-24dist_spkml57List of datasetsList of species619decaf2b2c5_20211124_024315
82021-11-24pointsshapefile26List of datasetsList of species619e6582700d6_20211124_112037
92021-11-22whole_speciesgdb921List of datasetsList of species619c149c27c30_20211122_172039
102021-11-21whole_speciesgdb21List of datasetsList of species619a3aac7dde8_20211121_073455
112021-11-21whole_speciesgdb49List of datasetsList of species6199a3dd25363_20211120_204410
122021-11-19dist_spshapefile245List of datasetsList of species6197b661287f2_20211119_100506
132021-11-19whole_speciescsv921List of datasetsList of species6197b661287f2_20211119_095850
142021-11-19pointsshapefile921List of datasetsList of species6197b661287f2_20211119_101507
152021-11-17whole_speciescsv21List of datasetsList of species61956dd061261_20211117_161124
162021-11-17whole_speciescsv21List of datasetsList of species619542c3a6e2c_20211117_133347
172021-11-12whole_speciescsv49List of datasetsList of species618dd5ff5b079_20211112_010021
182021-11-11dist_spcsv6List of datasetsList of species618d4d066372c_20211111_121903
192021-11-11whole_speciescsv19List of datasetsList of species618d4d066372c_20211111_121923
202021-11-11dist_spcsv6List of datasetsList of species618d4d066372c_20211111_121910
212021-11-11dist_spshapefile6List of datasetsList of species618d4d066372c_20211111_121751
222021-11-11whole_speciesgdb19List of datasetsList of species618d4d066372c_20211111_121003
232021-11-11dist_spshapefile6List of datasetsList of species618d4d066372c_20211111_121508
242021-11-11dist_spshapefile6List of datasetsList of species618d4d066372c_20211111_121551
252021-11-11dist_spshapefile6List of datasetsList of species618d4d066372c_20211111_121753
262021-11-11dist_spcsv6List of datasetsList of species618d4d066372c_20211111_121905
272021-11-10dist_spshapefile4List of datasetsList of species618bbfefcc9a0_20211110_090343
282021-11-10dist_spcsv2List of datasetsList of species618bbfefcc9a0_20211110_075247
292021-11-10diversityshapefile2List of datasetsList of species618bbfefcc9a0_20211110_091027
302021-11-10dist_spshapefile2List of datasetsList of species618bbfefcc9a0_20211110_075920
312021-11-09whole_speciesgdb2List of datasetsList of species618a15178c959_20211109_013259
322021-11-09dist_spshapefile6List of datasetsList of species618abe52dab9e_20211109_133124
332021-11-09whole_speciesgdb26List of datasetsList of species618ac914633a4_20211109_142005
342021-11-09pointsshapefile49List of datasetsList of species618ad7fe91d1a_20211109_152922
352021-11-09pointsshapefile49List of datasetsList of species618ad7fe91d1a_20211109_152925
362021-11-09dist_spshapefile2List of datasetsList of species618a7fda72044_20211109_095426
372021-11-09dist_spshapefile2List of datasetsList of species618a7fda72044_20211109_101626
382021-11-09pointscsv5List of datasetsList of species618a7fda72044_20211109_100804
392021-11-09dist_spshapefile2List of datasetsList of species618a7fda72044_20211109_094346
402021-11-09pointsshapefile5List of datasetsList of species618a7fda72044_20211109_095738
412021-11-08pointsshapefile5List of datasetsList of species6188fba184d76_20211108_055518
422021-11-08pointsshapefile239List of datasetsList of species618948811e531_20211108_110405
432021-11-08pointsshapefile5List of datasetsList of species6188fba184d76_20211108_064202
442021-11-08pointsshapefile239List of datasetsList of species618948811e531_20211108_110618
452021-11-08diversityshapefile2List of datasetsList of species6188fba184d76_20211108_062517
462021-11-07whole_speciesgdb2List of datasetsList of species61884eb5b25ad_20211107_194802
472021-11-07whole_speciesgdb2List of datasetsList of species61884eb5b25ad_20211107_200712
482021-11-06dist_spkml41List of datasetsList of species61872b65ac126_20211106_213424
492021-11-06dist_spkml41List of datasetsList of species61872b65ac126_20211106_213429
502021-11-06pointsshapefile5List of datasetsList of species6186680af11ee_20211106_080431
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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 Goolge 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.