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
11512019-11-19pointscsv2List of datasetsList of species5dd480a8df3b4_20191119_185547
11522019-11-19pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5dd480a8df3b4_20191119_191206
11532019-11-19pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5dd4866fd8fb9_20191119_192003
11542019-11-19pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5dd482baa76b0_20191119_194241
11552019-11-19pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5dd44d057e029_20191119_151914
11562019-11-19pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5dd44d057e029_20191119_151603
11572019-11-19pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5dd452c04b308_20191119_153949
11582019-11-19pointscsv2List of datasetsList of species5dd450bf25d85_20191119_153449
11592019-11-19pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5dd450bf25d85_20191119_153440
11602019-11-19pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5dd450bf25d85_20191119_153252
11612019-11-19pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5dd450bf25d85_20191119_153028
11622019-11-19pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5dd44d057e029_20191119_152554
11632019-11-19pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5dd44d057e029_20191119_152346
11642019-11-19pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5dd4819481718_20191119_185901
11652019-11-19pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5dd48791b6a30_20191119_193241
11662019-11-19pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5dd482ff09f22_20191119_190507
11672019-11-19pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5dd48511d62a7_20191119_191324
11682019-11-19pointscsv2List of datasetsList of species5dd47a236073d_20191119_184713
11692019-11-19pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5dd485922c893_20191119_191622
11702019-11-19pointscsv2List of datasetsList of species5dd48b38da33b_20191119_194521
11712019-11-19pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5dd48b38da33b_20191119_194712
11722019-11-18pointskml8List of datasetsList of species5dd2e71d7c612_20191118_135000
11732019-11-18pointsshapefile8List of datasetsList of species5dd2e71d7c612_20191118_135022
11742019-11-13pointsshapefile12List of datasetsList of species5dcbf1b0c1b54_20191113_071249
11752019-11-13pointscsv12List of datasetsList of species5dcbf1b0c1b54_20191113_073909
11762019-11-12dist_spcsv5List of datasetsList of species5dcacf18aaa0f_20191112_103859
11772019-11-11pointsshapefile1823List of datasetsList of species5dc9b46cbe54c_20191111_142718
11782019-11-07pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5dc4509e6e51d_20191107_121752
11792019-11-06pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species5dc35b14321dc_20191106_184556
11802019-11-06pointsshapefile49List of datasetsList of species5dc3582117181_20191106_183327
11812019-11-06pointsshapefile921List of datasetsList of species5dc35cdca528a_20191106_185342
11822019-11-06pointsshapefile21List of datasetsList of species5dc36001440f9_20191106_190645
11832019-11-06dist_spcsv30List of datasetsList of species5dc31d8d360b7_20191106_142752
11842019-11-03pointscsv2List of datasetsList of species5dbed6fc10ea4_20191103_084211
11852019-11-01dist_taxashapefile642List of datasetsList of species5dbc58e0f3b10_20191101_122201
11862019-10-30pointsshapefile26List of datasetsList of species5db8de885223a_20191029_210210
11872019-10-29pointsshapefile484List of datasetsList of species5db88d2f8291f_20191029_150524
11882019-10-25pointscsv8List of datasetsList of species5db37076acf35_20191025_181252
11892019-10-25pointscsv8List of datasetsList of species5db37076acf35_20191025_180240
11902019-10-24dist_spshapefile71List of datasetsList of species5db1efc00411f_20191024_143927
11912019-10-22dist_spcsv39List of datasetsList of species5daf162d010f5_20191022_104702
11922019-10-22dist_spcsv39List of datasetsList of species5daf105f570f1_20191022_103436
11932019-10-21pointscsv1List of datasetsList of species5dadcbe3b69c5_20191021_112251
11942019-10-18dist_spshapefile6List of datasetsList of species5daa297aeeda9_20191018_172013
11952019-10-18pointsshapefile26List of datasetsList of species5daa297aeeda9_20191018_171626
11962019-10-18dist_spcsv2List of datasetsList of species5da9bce7b3431_20191018_093233
11972019-10-18pointsshapefile484List of datasetsList of species5daa2754d028c_20191018_171713
11982019-10-17pointscsv1823List of datasetsList of species5da7be2e2e2e1_20191016_210817
11992019-10-16pointsshapefile921List of datasetsList of species5da78d302174c_20191016_181702
12002019-10-14pointsshapefile921List of datasetsList of species5da3b9d02a870_20191013_200725
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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.