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
12012018-10-02dist_spkml106List of datasetsList of species5bb2bbd8b7198_20181001_203815
12022018-09-24pointscsv2List of datasetsList of species5ba82ec34b659_20180923_211810
12032018-09-05dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species5b8f98920cb26_20180905_45651
12042018-09-05pointscsv2List of datasetsList of species5b8f94931d2d1_20180905_43756
12052018-08-27pointscsv601List of datasetsList of species5b7f4eaa79063_20180826_202429
12062018-08-22pointscsv3List of datasetsList of species5b7d2d110e096_20180822_53327
12072018-08-22dist_spcsv71List of datasetsList of species5b7d2d110e096_20180822_53203
12082018-08-22pointscsv551List of datasetsList of species5b7d2fd5b09b8_20180822_65616
12092018-08-22pointscsv3List of datasetsList of species5b7d2fd5b09b8_20180822_54424
12102018-08-22pointscsv3List of datasetsList of species5b7d2fd5b09b8_20180822_54349
12112018-08-22pointscsv2List of datasetsList of species5b7d2d110e096_20180822_53900
12122018-08-22pointscsv3List of datasetsList of species5b7d194732587_20180822_41533
12132018-08-16dist_taxakml183List of datasetsList of species5b75d856427b0_20180816_160247
12142018-08-14dist_spshapefile113List of datasetsList of species5b731e9a3da86_20180814_143126
12152018-08-01pointscsv921List of datasetsList of species5b60d23b94850_20180801_43406
12162018-07-23pointscsv2List of datasetsList of species5b55840979f1a_20180723_33525
12172018-07-23pointscsv3List of datasetsList of species5b559c9aeffb5_20180723_51611
12182018-07-23pointscsv2List of datasetsList of species5b55838d45dec_20180723_41808
12192018-07-19pointscsv26List of datasetsList of species5b509a2cccdf0_20180719_143529
12202018-07-18dist_spcsv65List of datasetsList of species5b4ee7f5d3013_20180718_33557
12212018-07-18dist_spcsv50List of datasetsList of species5b4ef320d850c_20180718_41340
12222018-07-18dist_spcsv56List of datasetsList of species5b4ef320d850c_20180718_40148
12232018-07-18dist_spcsv56List of datasetsList of species5b4eef35d533f_20180718_34751
12242018-07-18dist_spcsv71List of datasetsList of species5b4ee7f5d3013_20180718_31610
12252018-07-17pointsshapefile21List of datasetsList of species5b4dfc3e8bdf3_20180717_164057
12262018-07-17pointsshapefile921List of datasetsList of species5b4dfc3e8bdf3_20180717_163948
12272018-07-17pointsshapefile49List of datasetsList of species5b4dfc3e8bdf3_20180717_163804
12282018-07-17pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species5b4dfc3e8bdf3_20180717_162301
12292018-07-16dist_spkml1List of datasetsList of species5b4cc36b2b4ca_20180716_121505
12302018-07-16dist_spkml1List of datasetsList of species5b4cc36b2b4ca_20180716_121452
12312018-07-12dist_spcsv71List of datasetsList of species5b46ac1eabc43_20180711_215708
12322018-07-11dist_spcsv71List of datasetsList of species5b460f70346be_20180711_101230
12332018-07-10pointscsv49List of datasetsList of species5b44417bd0f58_20180710_12401
12342018-07-10dist_spcsv13List of datasetsList of species5b44417bd0f58_20180710_12301
12352018-07-10pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5b3a8c00a17b3_20180710_143935
12362018-07-10pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species5b3a8c00a17b3_20180710_144921
12372018-07-10pointsshapefile10List of datasetsList of species5b3a8c00a17b3_20180710_143542
12382018-07-10pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species5b3a8c00a17b3_20180710_144658
12392018-07-10pointsshapefile8List of datasetsList of species5b3a8c00a17b3_20180710_144413
12402018-07-09pointsshapefile484List of datasetsList of species5b3a8c00a17b3_20180709_143010
12412018-07-09pointsshapefile484List of datasetsList of species5b3a8c00a17b3_20180709_144350
12422018-07-09pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5b3a8c00a17b3_20180709_141512
12432018-07-08dist_spcsv106List of datasetsList of species5b41803593d0f_20180707_231826
12442018-07-08dist_spshapefile113List of datasetsList of species5b4187a901008_20180707_234342
12452018-07-08dist_spcsv136List of datasetsList of species5b4178f30bd84_20180707_224903
12462018-07-08dist_spshapefile136List of datasetsList of species5b4178f30bd84_20180707_225646
12472018-07-08dist_spshapefile106List of datasetsList of species5b41803593d0f_20180707_231931
12482018-07-08dist_spcsv113List of datasetsList of species5b4187a901008_20180707_234251
12492018-07-06dist_spshapefile113List of datasetsList of species5b3f3a439979f_20180706_60013
12502018-07-06dist_spcsv113List of datasetsList of species5b3f3a439979f_20180706_55831
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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.