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)124
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)0
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)646
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)13
diversity indexes (diversity)12
Observations based on criteria (points)888
All observations of species (whole_species)214
All observations in dataset (whole_dataset)20
  • 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
10012019-08-13pointsshapefile10List of datasetsList of species5d534a7c74a76_20190813_194108
10022019-08-12dist_taxakml183List of datasetsList of species5d5161a504ddb_20190812_085522
10032019-08-06dist_taxakml1264List of datasetsList of species5d499d0388673_20190806_113136
10042019-08-06dist_taxakml1264List of datasetsList of species5d499d0388673_20190806_113142
10052019-08-06dist_spkml8List of datasetsList of species5d499db5d7fed_20190806_113409
10062019-08-06dist_spshapefile65List of datasetsList of species5d4976c0a098c_20190806_085237
10072019-08-06pointsshapefile1082List of datasetsList of species5d497d1cd0b13_20190806_091826
10082019-08-06pointsshapefile1082List of datasetsList of species5d497f9f02d21_20190806_095216
10092019-08-06dist_spcsv65List of datasetsList of species5d4976c0a098c_20190806_085025
10102019-08-06dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species5d4978bdd6bee_20190806_090252
10112019-08-03pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5d459f2219dc2_20190803_105414
10122019-07-30pointscsv28List of datasetsList of species5d40325f02c6e_20190730_081619
10132019-07-11dist_spkml71List of datasetsList of species5d268861b45c6_20190710_205508
10142019-07-11dist_taxakml183List of datasetsList of species5d26627f4f79f_20190710_201110
10152019-07-11dist_taxakml183List of datasetsList of species5d2689943c3df_20190710_205801
10162019-07-10dist_taxakml183List of datasetsList of species5d265c9e4cc57_20190710_174740
10172019-07-10dist_taxakml183List of datasetsList of species5d265c9e4cc57_20190710_174820
10182019-07-10dist_taxakml183List of datasetsList of species5d265c9e4cc57_20190710_174731
10192019-07-10dist_spkml30List of datasetsList of species5d26630639866_20190710_181535
10202019-07-10dist_taxakml642List of datasetsList of species5d265c9e4cc57_20190710_181712
10212019-07-07dist_spshapefile65List of datasetsList of species5d22088d9d245_20190707_111513
10222019-07-07dist_spcsv65List of datasetsList of species5d22088d9d245_20190707_114125
10232019-07-05dist_taxakml183List of datasetsList of species5d1f58116aada_20190705_100818
10242019-07-05pointscsv2List of datasetsList of species5d1eee2ec2a55_20190705_023243
10252019-06-30dist_taxakml183List of datasetsList of species5d18b432d271b_20190630_090925
10262019-06-30pointsshapefile1823List of datasetsList of species5d18b4a1b54e8_20190630_091204
10272019-06-26pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5d12d28bc0421_20190625_224312
10282019-06-26pointsshapefile10List of datasetsList of species5d12d28bc0421_20190625_223749
10292019-06-25pointscsv8List of datasetsList of species5d123b30800d3_20190625_113942
10302019-06-25pointsshapefile8List of datasetsList of species5d123b30800d3_20190625_114047
10312019-06-19pointscsv49List of datasetsList of species5d0a9f2200429_20190619_165200
10322019-06-16dist_spkml57List of datasetsList of species5d05f7e10b4db_20190616_040504
10332019-06-15dist_spcsv56List of datasetsList of species5d04c2915c164_20190615_075627
10342019-06-15dist_spshapefile71List of datasetsList of species5d04c2915c164_20190615_071720
10352019-06-15dist_spcsv183List of datasetsList of species5d046a2dad77c_20190615_002732
10362019-06-15dist_spshapefile183List of datasetsList of species5d046a2dad77c_20190615_005633
10372019-06-15dist_spwms183List of datasetsList of species5d046a2dad77c_20190615_005841
10382019-06-15dist_spwms183List of datasetsList of species5d046a2dad77c_20190615_044452
10392019-06-15dist_spwms183List of datasetsList of species5d046a2dad77c_20190615_044621
10402019-06-15dist_spcsv113List of datasetsList of species5d046a2dad77c_20190615_052830
10412019-06-15dist_spshapefile113List of datasetsList of species5d046a2dad77c_20190615_053149
10422019-06-15dist_spcsv71List of datasetsList of species5d04c2915c164_20190615_060749
10432019-06-15dist_spshapefile71List of datasetsList of species5d04c2915c164_20190615_072903
10442019-06-12pointskml921List of datasetsList of species5d016d1ece3f8_20190612_173117
10452019-06-12pointskml921List of datasetsList of species5d016d1ece3f8_20190612_173122
10462019-06-11pointsshapefile484List of datasetsList of species5cff7e64177bd_20190611_061253
10472019-06-10dist_spkml30List of datasetsList of species5cfeb3a8c6afb_20190610_154736
10482019-06-10dist_spkml30List of datasetsList of species5cfeb3a8c6afb_20190610_154733
10492019-06-10dist_spkml30List of datasetsList of species5cfeb3a8c6afb_20190610_154739
10502019-06-09dist_spkml8List of datasetsList of species5cfd3b900f6f3_20190609_130400
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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.