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 20222021202020192018201720162015
Formats requested Types requested  
Gridded summary Type 1a (dist_taxa)128
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)0
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)750
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)16
diversity indexes (diversity)14
Observations based on criteria (points)922
All observations of species (whole_species)317
All observations in dataset (whole_dataset)22
  • 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
10012020-07-29dist_spkml39List of datasetsList of species5f21fadb125ac_20200729_184118
10022020-07-29dist_spkml39List of datasetsList of species5f21fadb125ac_20200729_184114
10032020-07-29pointscsv287List of datasetsList of species5f219c878041a_20200729_123918
10042020-07-29pointscsv30List of datasetsList of species5f219c878041a_20200729_124921
10052020-07-28pointsshapefile921List of datasetsList of species5f1fe728adceb_20200728_050505
10062020-07-26pointscsv84List of datasetsList of species5f1d1e9ee8c01_20200726_021813
10072020-07-26pointscsv10List of datasetsList of species5f1cd5ef431a7_20200725_211740
10082020-07-26pointscsv84List of datasetsList of species5f1e0d0ab1de1_20200726_191734
10092020-07-25pointsshapefile10List of datasetsList of species5f1ba15f22c11_20200724_234258
10102020-07-25pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5f1ba15f22c11_20200724_233211
10112020-07-23dist_taxakml642List of datasetsList of species5f19a00a5ce51_20200723_103917
10122020-07-20pointswfs551List of datasetsList of species5f15c3b1e8850_20200720_122149
10132020-07-16dist_spshapefile58List of datasetsList of species5f107ef1504d8_20200716_123040
10142020-07-16pointsshapefile551List of datasetsList of species5f109013b3c68_20200716_133747
10152020-07-16pointsshapefile992List of datasetsList of species5f1074f17b9bf_20200716_120018
10162020-07-11dist_spkml65List of datasetsList of species5f0944dc8e2a0_20200711_005130
10172020-07-08pointsshapefile10List of datasetsList of species5f05072f271b1_20200707_211526
10182020-07-06pointsshapefile8List of datasetsList of species5f03599b64fd2_20200706_130812
10192020-06-29pointswfs921List of datasetsList of species5efa4b5800018_20200629_180201
10202020-06-29pointscsv921List of datasetsList of species5efa4b5800018_20200629_175028
10212020-06-29pointsshapefile921List of datasetsList of species5efa4b5800018_20200629_174809
10222020-06-29pointscsv2List of datasetsList of species5efa7132310c5_20200629_190614
10232020-06-25pointsshapefile921List of datasetsList of species5ef4f64e55a66_20200625_153047
10242020-06-25pointsshapefile921List of datasetsList of species5ef4f64e55a66_20200625_155757
10252020-06-23dist_spshapefile71List of datasetsList of species5ef2290d3ec72_20200623_134950
10262020-06-23dist_spshapefile71List of datasetsList of species5ef2290d3ec72_20200623_123854
10272020-06-23dist_spshapefile71List of datasetsList of species5ef2290d3ec72_20200623_132308
10282020-06-23dist_spshapefile71List of datasetsList of species5ef2290d3ec72_20200623_134101
10292020-06-22pointsshapefile484List of datasetsList of species5ef0b8fa80ca4_20200622_101007
10302020-06-22dist_spshapefile71List of datasetsList of species5ef0898bf275c_20200622_064714
10312020-06-22pointsshapefile3List of datasetsList of species5ef0898bf275c_20200622_064343
10322020-06-17pointscsv3List of datasetsList of species5ee95b16721dd_20200616_235329
10332020-06-17pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5ee9797279f2b_20200616_222202
10342020-06-17pointscsv2List of datasetsList of species5ee9797279f2b_20200616_223738
10352020-06-16pointscsv3List of datasetsList of species5ee95b16721dd_20200616_200327
10362020-06-12dist_spkml71List of datasetsList of species5ee32ad01c4ec_20200612_031235
10372020-06-12dist_spkml71List of datasetsList of species5ee32ad01c4ec_20200612_035557
10382020-06-10dist_spkml4List of datasetsList of species5ee12e4b090df_20200610_150308
10392020-06-10dist_spkml4List of datasetsList of species5ee12e4b090df_20200610_150305
10402020-06-09pointscsv921List of datasetsList of species5edfe687ebab3_20200609_154525
10412020-06-08pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5ede0e986a1c1_20200608_061259
10422020-06-06pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5edb0e034657c_20200605_233150
10432020-06-02dist_spkml7List of datasetsList of species5ed6d95d3fbf2_20200602_191106
10442020-05-31pointscsv49List of datasetsList of species5ed36fb1cabb4_20200531_050039
10452020-05-28pointsshapefile921List of datasetsList of species5ed00db8a8654_20200528_152604
10462020-05-28pointsshapefile921List of datasetsList of species5ecff8e6524a7_20200528_135033
10472020-05-28pointsshapefile921List of datasetsList of species5ecff8e6524a7_20200528_143645
10482020-05-28pointsshapefile921List of datasetsList of species5ed00db8a8654_20200528_152848
10492020-05-28pointsshapefile921List of datasetsList of species5ed00db8a8654_20200528_152853
10502020-05-28pointscsv10List of datasetsList of species5ed037ae9f9fa_20200528_181943
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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.