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)131
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)0
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)765
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)16
diversity indexes (diversity)14
Observations based on criteria (points)930
All observations of species (whole_species)335
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
14012019-03-26pointsshapefile8List of datasetsList of species5c9a46fe7374b_20190326_114057
14022019-03-26pointscsv8List of datasetsList of species5c9a46fe7374b_20190326_114725
14032019-03-26pointsshapefile8List of datasetsList of species5c9a46fe7374b_20190326_114205
14042019-03-26pointscsv8List of datasetsList of species5c9a46fe7374b_20190326_114549
14052019-03-21pointscsv2List of datasetsList of species5c9416831ddc0_20190321_185652
14062019-03-21pointscsv2List of datasetsList of species5c93ec24d9fe3_20190321_155907
14072019-03-18pointsshapefile12List of datasetsList of species5c8fb65d6a089_20190318_112239
14082019-03-15dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species5c8b72c9eac42_20190315_73212
14092019-03-15dist_spshapefile71List of datasetsList of species5c8b97e048966_20190315_82426
14102019-03-15dist_spshapefile24List of datasetsList of species5c8b97e048966_20190315_81813
14112019-03-14dist_spcsv3List of datasetsList of species5c8a9081070d0_20190314_133547
14122019-03-14pointscsv10List of datasetsList of species5c8a941857e1a_20190314_134938
14132019-03-14pointscsv2List of datasetsList of species5c8a93be8646a_20190314_134757
14142019-03-14pointscsv8List of datasetsList of species5c8a9507917ea_20190314_155615
14152019-03-14pointscsv8List of datasetsList of species5c8a9081070d0_20190314_133709
14162019-03-14pointscsv2List of datasetsList of species5c8a94b3241f5_20190314_135224
14172019-03-13dist_spkml30List of datasetsList of species5c891c9a49a04_20190313_110726
14182019-03-13dist_spkml30List of datasetsList of species5c891c9a49a04_20190313_110730
14192019-03-12pointscsv21List of datasetsList of species5c86f7255dd06_20190311_200713
14202019-03-11dist_spkml30List of datasetsList of species5c8683c3282dd_20190311_115509
14212019-03-01pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5c7974e470b9a_20190301_140404
14222019-03-01pointsshapefile10List of datasetsList of species5c7974e470b9a_20190301_141925
14232019-02-20pointscsv2List of datasetsList of species5c6d95256830c_20190220_130049
14242019-02-14pointsshapefile21List of datasetsList of species5c652bed01983_20190214_40510
14252019-02-14pointsshapefile921List of datasetsList of species5c652bed01983_20190214_35706
14262019-02-14pointsshapefile8List of datasetsList of species5c652bed01983_20190214_41746
14272019-02-13dist_spkml3List of datasetsList of species5c6440c715018_20190213_111018
14282019-02-13dist_spkml3List of datasetsList of species5c6440c715018_20190213_110808
14292019-02-12dist_spkml2List of datasetsList of species5c62eef18bdea_20190212_113557
14302019-02-12dist_spkml2List of datasetsList of species5c62eef18bdea_20190212_113555
14312019-02-11pointscsv921List of datasetsList of species5c60d3d7482a6_20190210_204844
14322019-02-11pointscsv2List of datasetsList of species5c61066fdc9c8_20190211_02254
14332019-02-11dist_spcsv2List of datasetsList of species5c610e87ca19d_20190211_11302
14342019-02-11pointscsv2List of datasetsList of species5c610e87ca19d_20190211_12116
14352019-02-10pointscsv921List of datasetsList of species5c60652196cf2_20190210_130518
14362019-02-01dist_spkml69List of datasetsList of species5c54d26ac9190_20190201_181731
14372019-01-30dist_taxakml183List of datasetsList of species5c51af8c83b0c_20190130_90800
14382019-01-19dist_spcsv109List of datasetsList of species5c430eec72b0d_20190119_72346
14392019-01-19dist_spcsv59List of datasetsList of species5c430eec72b0d_20190119_72732
14402019-01-19dist_spcsv59List of datasetsList of species5c430eec72b0d_20190119_70317
14412019-01-17dist_taxakml183List of datasetsList of species5c405a892cffd_20190117_53937
14422019-01-10pointscsv84List of datasetsList of species5c3746b4e8cd6_20190110_82123
14432019-01-09dist_spkml65List of datasetsList of species5c356e3b89b43_20190109_00912
14442019-01-09dist_spcsv2List of datasetsList of species5c361840ccaf5_20190109_105109
14452019-01-07pointsshapefile8List of datasetsList of species5c3382e9cec49_20190107_115927
14462019-01-02pointscsv3List of datasetsList of species5c2cc5bfab94e_20190102_91313
14472019-01-01pointsshapefile3List of datasetsList of species5c2baabd063ca_20190101_130327
14482018-12-27pointsshapefile921List of datasetsList of species5c24b8022a7ed_20181227_63445
14492018-12-27pointsshapefile921List of datasetsList of species5c24b92ca8181_20181227_64341
14502018-12-25pointsshapefile10List of datasetsList of species5c21ff126d4c2_20181225_52733
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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.