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
11512019-01-01pointsshapefile3List of datasetsList of species5c2baabd063ca_20190101_130327
11522018-12-27pointsshapefile921List of datasetsList of species5c24b92ca8181_20181227_64341
11532018-12-27pointsshapefile921List of datasetsList of species5c24b8022a7ed_20181227_63445
11542018-12-25pointsshapefile10List of datasetsList of species5c22693e0d2b0_20181225_123505
11552018-12-25pointsshapefile10List of datasetsList of species5c21ff126d4c2_20181225_52733
11562018-12-25pointsshapefile10List of datasetsList of species5c21ff126d4c2_20181225_52352
11572018-12-25pointsshapefile10List of datasetsList of species5c21ff126d4c2_20181225_52857
11582018-12-21dist_spkml8List of datasetsList of species5c1cf2d277fee_20181221_90655
11592018-12-19pointscsv10List of datasetsList of species5c1abe6e3332d_20181219_172739
11602018-12-17dist_spcsv106List of datasetsList of species5c1789a9aaae6_20181217_63624
11612018-12-17pointscsv950List of datasetsList of species5c1789a9aaae6_20181217_71041
11622018-12-17pointscsv1508List of datasetsList of species5c1799df22a53_20181217_74445
11632018-12-17pointscsv1508List of datasetsList of species5c179dac87ad9_20181217_80235
11642018-12-17pointscsv1018List of datasetsList of species5c17a54105640_20181217_83359
11652018-12-17pointscsv1018List of datasetsList of species5c17991583ab0_20181217_81907
11662018-12-17pointscsv1435List of datasetsList of species5c178e569f942_20181217_65857
11672018-12-17pointscsv1463List of datasetsList of species5c17a54105640_20181217_83947
11682018-12-17pointscsv1463List of datasetsList of species5c17991583ab0_20181217_82431
11692018-12-16pointscsv10List of datasetsList of species5c164f4cab77b_20181216_82951
11702018-12-16pointsshapefile10List of datasetsList of species5c164f4cab77b_20181216_82216
11712018-12-12pointscsv8List of datasetsList of species5c110cf0e4e0e_20181212_82855
11722018-12-12pointscsv10List of datasetsList of species5c111bb2cf6e9_20181212_93143
11732018-12-12pointscsv2List of datasetsList of species5c11132eb9def_20181212_85549
11742018-12-09pointsshapefile921List of datasetsList of species5c0d2a8464d96_20181209_95612
11752018-12-08dist_spkml4List of datasetsList of species5c0c0329e4cfa_20181208_124714
11762018-12-04pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5c06e8b39c7f2_20181204_155952
11772018-12-04pointscsv2List of datasetsList of species5c06e8b39c7f2_20181204_155710
11782018-11-27pointscsv1List of datasetsList of species5bfd8c5a7d1f0_20181127_134732
11792018-11-27pointscsv1List of datasetsList of species5bfd898e85cb7_20181127_132056
11802018-11-19dist_spwms30List of datasetsList of species5bf2f3504bbba_20181119_123742
11812018-11-19pointswms921List of datasetsList of species5bf2f3504bbba_20181119_123433
11822018-11-19pointswms921List of datasetsList of species5bf2f3504bbba_20181119_123629
11832018-11-17pointscsv2List of datasetsList of species5bf06ecc4503f_20181117_144335
11842018-11-15dist_spshapefile12List of datasetsList of species5bed8f847eb26_20181115_102414
11852018-11-12dist_spcsv65List of datasetsList of species5be973e1c9ea9_20181112_80951
11862018-11-12dist_spcsv65List of datasetsList of species5be9789ca3825_20181112_75905
11872018-11-06dist_taxakml183List of datasetsList of species5be18e3cab605_20181106_75347
11882018-11-06dist_taxakml183List of datasetsList of species5be18b0266358_20181106_74405
11892018-11-05dist_taxakml642List of datasetsList of species5bdf994974051_20181104_201432
11902018-11-05dist_taxakml642List of datasetsList of species5bdf994974051_20181104_201431
11912018-11-05dist_taxakml642List of datasetsList of species5bdf994974051_20181104_201433
11922018-11-04pointsshapefile921List of datasetsList of species5bdf403ac4c17_20181104_140130
11932018-10-27dist_spkml31List of datasetsList of species5bd4a8c2d13ea_20181027_140823
11942018-10-25dist_taxakml183List of datasetsList of species5bd1fbb684277_20181025_132334
11952018-10-19dist_taxakml183List of datasetsList of species5bc9cff90c424_20181019_84058
11962018-10-19dist_taxakml183List of datasetsList of species5bc9cff90c424_20181019_84057
11972018-10-13pointscsv2List of datasetsList of species5bc1a696bbbc5_20181013_41212
11982018-10-12dist_spkml71List of datasetsList of species5bc09e6879883_20181012_91540
11992018-10-09pointsshapefile3List of datasetsList of species5bbc70ac8f253_20181009_52858
12002018-10-02dist_spkml106List of datasetsList of species5bb2bbd8b7198_20181001_203818
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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.