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
12012019-10-09pointscsv2List of datasetsList of species5d9e1615d9a99_20191009_132003
12022019-10-09pointsshapefile8List of datasetsList of species5d9e577933205_20191009_175911
12032019-10-08dist_spshapefile6List of datasetsList of species5d9caf41e4d5b_20191008_120248
12042019-10-07pointscsv551List of datasetsList of species5d9a9961ee62a_20191006_220254
12052019-09-18pointscsv1List of datasetsList of species5d784a7251841_20190918_125056
12062019-09-18pointscsv1List of datasetsList of species5d784a7251841_20190918_125844
12072019-09-18pointscsv28List of datasetsList of species5d784a7251841_20190918_125605
12082019-09-18pointscsv484List of datasetsList of species5d784a7251841_20190918_125230
12092019-09-14pointsshapefile28List of datasetsList of species5d7d3d41465f7_20190914_152549
12102019-09-14dist_spcsv8List of datasetsList of species5d7d47715363c_20190914_160337
12112019-09-14pointscsv28List of datasetsList of species5d7d3d41465f7_20190914_153145
12122019-09-14pointscsv28List of datasetsList of species5d7d47715363c_20190914_160323
12132019-09-14pointscsv28List of datasetsList of species5d7d3d41465f7_20190914_152901
12142019-09-14pointscsv28List of datasetsList of species5d7d3d41465f7_20190914_153358
12152019-08-30pointscsv2List of datasetsList of species5d68e3e642336_20190830_050221
12162019-08-27pointsshapefile1823List of datasetsList of species5d65811785e87_20190827_162242
12172019-08-27pointscsv3List of datasetsList of species5d6597209ce56_20190827_175514
12182019-08-27pointscsv3List of datasetsList of species5d6597209ce56_20190827_174303
12192019-08-27pointsshapefile1823List of datasetsList of species5d65811785e87_20190827_160957
12202019-08-26dist_spkml8List of datasetsList of species5d6397086ca89_20190826_043045
12212019-08-26pointsshapefile28List of datasetsList of species5d6398d9480db_20190826_044409
12222019-08-24pointscsv21List of datasetsList of species5d6091c69e30b_20190823_215530
12232019-08-24pointscsv21List of datasetsList of species5d6091c69e30b_20190823_215837
12242019-08-23dist_spkml59List of datasetsList of species5d6005c14efcd_20190823_120527
12252019-08-23dist_spshapefile49List of datasetsList of species5d601b741ba85_20190823_141202
12262019-08-23dist_spcsv49List of datasetsList of species5d601b741ba85_20190823_141229
12272019-08-23dist_spcsv6List of datasetsList of species5d601b741ba85_20190823_140010
12282019-08-23dist_spshapefile13List of datasetsList of species5d601b741ba85_20190823_140541
12292019-08-23dist_spshapefile30List of datasetsList of species5d601b741ba85_20190823_140317
12302019-08-23dist_spcsv30List of datasetsList of species5d601b741ba85_20190823_140344
12312019-08-23dist_spshapefile6List of datasetsList of species5d601b741ba85_20190823_130209
12322019-08-23dist_spcsv13List of datasetsList of species5d601b741ba85_20190823_140442
12332019-08-22dist_spkml59List of datasetsList of species5d5ee55e7a348_20190822_145651
12342019-08-22dist_spkml59List of datasetsList of species5d5ed5839406b_20190822_135029
12352019-08-22pointscsv10List of datasetsList of species5d5ea1976ddb8_20190822_101322
12362019-08-22pointsshapefile90List of datasetsList of species5d5ee55e7a348_20190822_150427
12372019-08-21dist_spkml71List of datasetsList of species5d5d8df95d288_20190821_143137
12382019-08-21dist_spkml1List of datasetsList of species5d5d694e22ca8_20190821_120634
12392019-08-21dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species5d5d694e22ca8_20190821_120308
12402019-08-21dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species5d5d694e22ca8_20190821_120329
12412019-08-21dist_spcsv2List of datasetsList of species5d5d694e22ca8_20190821_120349
12422019-08-21dist_spkml2List of datasetsList of species5d5d694e22ca8_20190821_120421
12432019-08-21dist_spkml1List of datasetsList of species5d5d694e22ca8_20190821_120621
12442019-08-20pointscsv2List of datasetsList of species5d5c694c05c4f_20190820_174321
12452019-08-19dist_spcsv4List of datasetsList of species5d5ab32863b76_20190819_103830
12462019-08-19dist_spkml4List of datasetsList of species5d5ab32863b76_20190819_103823
12472019-08-14pointskml8List of datasetsList of species5d540c3c430fb_20190814_092941
12482019-08-14pointskml8List of datasetsList of species5d54140917a73_20190814_103111
12492019-08-14pointskml8List of datasetsList of species5d54140917a73_20190814_100449
12502019-08-13pointsshapefile21List of datasetsList of species5d534548aa1f1_20190813_191902
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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.