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
12512019-08-13pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5d534d3430147_20190813_195242
12522019-08-13pointsshapefile921List of datasetsList of species5d533e23c3306_20190813_185002
12532019-08-13pointsshapefile10List of datasetsList of species5d534a7c74a76_20190813_194108
12542019-08-12dist_taxakml183List of datasetsList of species5d5161a504ddb_20190812_085522
12552019-08-06dist_spkml8List of datasetsList of species5d499db5d7fed_20190806_113409
12562019-08-06dist_taxakml1264List of datasetsList of species5d499d0388673_20190806_113136
12572019-08-06dist_taxakml1264List of datasetsList of species5d499d0388673_20190806_113142
12582019-08-06pointsshapefile1082List of datasetsList of species5d497f9f02d21_20190806_095216
12592019-08-06dist_spcsv65List of datasetsList of species5d4976c0a098c_20190806_085025
12602019-08-06dist_spshapefile65List of datasetsList of species5d4976c0a098c_20190806_085237
12612019-08-06pointsshapefile1082List of datasetsList of species5d497d1cd0b13_20190806_091826
12622019-08-06dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species5d4978bdd6bee_20190806_090252
12632019-08-03pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5d459f2219dc2_20190803_105414
12642019-07-30pointscsv28List of datasetsList of species5d40325f02c6e_20190730_081619
12652019-07-11dist_taxakml183List of datasetsList of species5d2689943c3df_20190710_205801
12662019-07-11dist_taxakml183List of datasetsList of species5d26627f4f79f_20190710_201110
12672019-07-11dist_spkml71List of datasetsList of species5d268861b45c6_20190710_205508
12682019-07-10dist_spkml30List of datasetsList of species5d26630639866_20190710_181535
12692019-07-10dist_taxakml642List of datasetsList of species5d265c9e4cc57_20190710_181712
12702019-07-10dist_taxakml183List of datasetsList of species5d265c9e4cc57_20190710_174740
12712019-07-10dist_taxakml183List of datasetsList of species5d265c9e4cc57_20190710_174820
12722019-07-10dist_taxakml183List of datasetsList of species5d265c9e4cc57_20190710_174731
12732019-07-07dist_spcsv65List of datasetsList of species5d22088d9d245_20190707_114125
12742019-07-07dist_spshapefile65List of datasetsList of species5d22088d9d245_20190707_111513
12752019-07-05dist_taxakml183List of datasetsList of species5d1f58116aada_20190705_100818
12762019-07-05pointscsv2List of datasetsList of species5d1eee2ec2a55_20190705_023243
12772019-06-30dist_taxakml183List of datasetsList of species5d18b432d271b_20190630_090925
12782019-06-30pointsshapefile1823List of datasetsList of species5d18b4a1b54e8_20190630_091204
12792019-06-26pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5d12d28bc0421_20190625_224312
12802019-06-26pointsshapefile10List of datasetsList of species5d12d28bc0421_20190625_223749
12812019-06-25pointsshapefile8List of datasetsList of species5d123b30800d3_20190625_114047
12822019-06-25pointscsv8List of datasetsList of species5d123b30800d3_20190625_113942
12832019-06-19pointscsv49List of datasetsList of species5d0a9f2200429_20190619_165200
12842019-06-16dist_spkml57List of datasetsList of species5d05f7e10b4db_20190616_040504
12852019-06-15dist_spshapefile183List of datasetsList of species5d046a2dad77c_20190615_005633
12862019-06-15dist_spcsv56List of datasetsList of species5d04c2915c164_20190615_075627
12872019-06-15dist_spwms183List of datasetsList of species5d046a2dad77c_20190615_044452
12882019-06-15dist_spwms183List of datasetsList of species5d046a2dad77c_20190615_044621
12892019-06-15dist_spcsv183List of datasetsList of species5d046a2dad77c_20190615_002732
12902019-06-15dist_spshapefile113List of datasetsList of species5d046a2dad77c_20190615_053149
12912019-06-15dist_spcsv71List of datasetsList of species5d04c2915c164_20190615_060749
12922019-06-15dist_spshapefile71List of datasetsList of species5d04c2915c164_20190615_072903
12932019-06-15dist_spshapefile71List of datasetsList of species5d04c2915c164_20190615_071720
12942019-06-15dist_spcsv113List of datasetsList of species5d046a2dad77c_20190615_052830
12952019-06-15dist_spwms183List of datasetsList of species5d046a2dad77c_20190615_005841
12962019-06-12pointskml921List of datasetsList of species5d016d1ece3f8_20190612_173122
12972019-06-12pointskml921List of datasetsList of species5d016d1ece3f8_20190612_173117
12982019-06-11pointsshapefile484List of datasetsList of species5cff7e64177bd_20190611_061253
12992019-06-10dist_spkml30List of datasetsList of species5cfeb3a8c6afb_20190610_154739
13002019-06-10dist_spkml30List of datasetsList of species5cfeb3a8c6afb_20190610_154733
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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.