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
1512021-10-12dist_spkml152List of datasetsList of species6164a780adba0_20211012_130211
1522021-10-12dist_spkml298List of datasetsList of species6164a780adba0_20211012_130316
1532021-10-12dist_spkml298List of datasetsList of species6164a780adba0_20211012_130400
1542021-10-12dist_spkml298List of datasetsList of species6164a780adba0_20211012_130325
1552021-10-12dist_spkml298List of datasetsList of species6164a780adba0_20211012_130324
1562021-10-12pointskml524List of datasetsList of species6164a780adba0_20211012_131326
1572021-10-12dist_spkml298List of datasetsList of species6164a780adba0_20211012_130235
1582021-10-12dist_spkml298List of datasetsList of species6164a780adba0_20211012_130319
1592021-10-11dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species6164abd08f719_20211011_172707
1602021-10-11dist_spshapefile5List of datasetsList of species6164ac5d5c510_20211011_172836
1612021-10-11dist_spshapefile8List of datasetsList of species6164ad0b45e35_20211011_173126
1622021-10-11dist_spshapefile2List of datasetsList of species6164ad522131e_20211011_173232
1632021-10-10whole_specieskml2List of datasetsList of species6163643bf1802_20211010_181444
1642021-10-10whole_specieskml2List of datasetsList of species6163643bf1802_20211010_181446
1652021-10-09dist_taxacsv183List of datasetsList of species61618d585641f_20211009_084623
1662021-10-09dist_taxacsv183List of datasetsList of species61618d585641f_20211009_084641
1672021-10-09whole_speciesgdb21List of datasetsList of species6161de141e06b_20211009_142507
1682021-10-09whole_specieskml21List of datasetsList of species6161dc5facffd_20211009_142125
1692021-10-09whole_specieskml21List of datasetsList of species6161de141e06b_20211009_142540
1702021-10-09whole_speciescsv21List of datasetsList of species6161de141e06b_20211009_142639
1712021-10-09whole_speciesgdb21List of datasetsList of species6161dc5facffd_20211009_142211
1722021-10-09whole_specieskml21List of datasetsList of species6161dc5facffd_20211009_142256
1732021-10-09whole_speciesgdb21List of datasetsList of species6161de141e06b_20211009_142520
1742021-10-07whole_specieskml921List of datasetsList of species615ea3c058e05_20211007_095328
1752021-10-07whole_speciesgdb21List of datasetsList of species615ea3c058e05_20211007_095548
1762021-10-06pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species615e2b112da5b_20211006_191432
1772021-10-06dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species615e1e2506b24_20211006_181010
1782021-10-06whole_specieskml2List of datasetsList of species615e1d7f415f1_20211006_182222
1792021-10-04dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species615af002d10e1_20211004_081440
1802021-10-04whole_specieskml10List of datasetsList of species615aeddc4844e_20211004_080618
1812021-10-04whole_specieswfs10List of datasetsList of species615aeddc4844e_20211004_080626
1822021-10-04whole_specieswms10List of datasetsList of species615aeddc4844e_20211004_080735
1832021-10-04whole_specieswms10List of datasetsList of species615aed78320ae_20211004_081144
1842021-10-04whole_specieswms10List of datasetsList of species615af0dcb7128_20211004_082102
1852021-10-04whole_specieswfs10List of datasetsList of species615af0dcb7128_20211004_084332
1862021-10-04dist_spcsv8List of datasetsList of species615af717a893c_20211004_084458
1872021-10-04whole_specieswfs10List of datasetsList of species615af7ce104a8_20211004_084819
1882021-10-01dist_taxakml183List of datasetsList of species6154741707ef2_20211001_012530
1892021-10-01whole_speciesgdb21List of datasetsList of species6156dbecc458e_20211001_060505
1902021-10-01whole_speciescsv21List of datasetsList of species6156dbecc458e_20211001_061022
1912021-09-30dist_spkml2List of datasetsList of species615665ecd5bb2_20210930_214759
1922021-09-30dist_spkml2List of datasetsList of species615664ca6c6db_20210930_214743
1932021-09-30whole_specieswfs2List of datasetsList of species615665896140f_20210930_215845
1942021-09-30whole_specieswms2List of datasetsList of species615629c39a98f_20210930_172204
1952021-09-30whole_specieswms3List of datasetsList of species615639501bbe4_20210930_182824
1962021-09-30whole_specieswfs3List of datasetsList of species615639501bbe4_20210930_191920
1972021-09-30whole_specieswms3List of datasetsList of species615639501bbe4_20210930_185115
1982021-09-29dist_spcsv775List of datasetsList of species61547cfbb6b6b_20210929_132444
1992021-09-29dist_spshapefile775List of datasetsList of species61547cfbb6b6b_20210929_143457
2002021-09-27dist_spcsv3List of datasetsList of species615255f66d446_20210927_194013
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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.