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 2023
Formats requested Types requested  
Gridded summary Type 1a (dist_taxa)9
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)0
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)142
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)1
diversity indexes (diversity)1
Observations based on criteria (points)32
All observations of species (whole_species)191
All observations in dataset (whole_dataset)0
  • 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
1512023-07-09whole_speciesgdb8List of datasetsList of species64aa8696427af_20230709_061116
1522023-07-06dist_spshapefile172List of datasetsList of species64a6b4b22b344_20230706_094509
1532023-07-06dist_spshapefile320List of datasetsList of species64a6b4b22b344_20230706_083452
1542023-07-05whole_speciescsv921List of datasetsList of species64a5a368d013a_20230705_131847
1552023-07-05whole_speciesgdb921List of datasetsList of species64a5a368d013a_20230705_131858
1562023-07-04whole_speciescsv921List of datasetsList of species64a427f19fec8_20230704_101551
1572023-06-30whole_speciescsv2List of datasetsList of species649edad6ad1aa_20230630_095523
1582023-06-30dist_taxakml183List of datasetsList of species649e8cefecd92_20230630_040824
1592023-06-30pointscsv551List of datasetsList of species649d7b854b228_20230630_070307
1602023-06-30pointskml551List of datasetsList of species649d7b854b228_20230630_070408
1612023-06-29dist_spcsv4List of datasetsList of species649d9a394d39c_20230629_110842
1622023-06-23dist_spcsv3List of datasetsList of species64964777b6e76_20230623_214003
1632023-06-22pointskml49List of datasetsList of species64942a3c1ca4f_20230622_070909
1642023-06-19dist_spcsv65List of datasetsList of species64910adfc829a_20230619_221324
1652023-06-19dist_spcsv633List of datasetsList of species6490f3039ea3a_20230619_205403
1662023-06-19dist_spcsv175List of datasetsList of species6490f3039ea3a_20230619_203450
1672023-06-19pointscsv1082List of datasetsList of species648fff25a9a65_20230619_032817
1682023-06-19dist_spshapefile775List of datasetsList of species648fff25a9a65_20230619_031250
1692023-06-18dist_spcsv356List of datasetsList of species648fbf3a7f0d4_20230618_224037
1702023-06-18whole_speciescsv90List of datasetsList of species648fadfac4c24_20230618_222845
1712023-06-18whole_speciescsv90List of datasetsList of species648fadfac4c24_20230618_213247
1722023-06-15whole_speciescsv29List of datasetsList of species648b037814ca0_20230615_082703
1732023-06-14dist_spkml37List of datasetsList of species6489781450ecf_20230614_044718
1742023-06-14dist_spkml37List of datasetsList of species6489781450ecf_20230614_044714
1752023-06-13dist_spcsv151List of datasetsList of species64885747e24b9_20230613_080149
1762023-06-13whole_speciescsv10List of datasetsList of species64885ca1287b9_20230613_083003
1772023-06-13whole_speciescsv2List of datasetsList of species64885ca1287b9_20230613_081148
1782023-06-13whole_speciescsv2List of datasetsList of species64885ca1287b9_20230613_083635
1792023-06-13whole_speciescsv484List of datasetsList of species64885ca1287b9_20230613_083936
1802023-06-13whole_speciescsv28List of datasetsList of species64885ca1287b9_20230613_083153
1812023-06-11dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species6486151124cc0_20230611_144920
1822023-06-06whole_specieskml21List of datasetsList of species647ef8222cc98_20230606_051528
1832023-06-06whole_specieskml921List of datasetsList of species647ef8222cc98_20230606_051428
1842023-06-06whole_specieskml49List of datasetsList of species647ef8222cc98_20230606_051455
1852023-06-06whole_specieskml1List of datasetsList of species647ef8222cc98_20230606_051652
1862023-06-06whole_specieskml1List of datasetsList of species647ef8222cc98_20230606_051706
1872023-06-06whole_specieskml921List of datasetsList of species647fe00533705_20230606_214221
1882023-06-06whole_specieskml49List of datasetsList of species647fe00533705_20230606_214303
1892023-06-06whole_specieskml21List of datasetsList of species647fe00533705_20230606_214329
1902023-06-05whole_speciesgdb10List of datasetsList of species647de93e74e0a_20230605_100559
1912023-06-05whole_speciesgdb10List of datasetsList of species647de93e74e0a_20230605_100027
1922023-06-05whole_speciescsv10List of datasetsList of species647de93e74e0a_20230605_095942
1932023-06-02dist_spcsv3List of datasetsList of species647a1477496a1_20230602_121054
1942023-06-01whole_speciesgdb484List of datasetsList of species64788b8f7fae6_20230601_083706
1952023-06-01whole_speciescsv484List of datasetsList of species64788b8f7fae6_20230601_083710
1962023-05-30dist_spkml65List of datasetsList of species6476bc4956b6f_20230530_233958
1972023-05-30dist_spcsv65List of datasetsList of species6476b6404f6a4_20230530_225601
1982023-05-30dist_spkml65List of datasetsList of species6476bc4956b6f_20230530_234003
1992023-05-30dist_spkml65List of datasetsList of species6476b8a59ed19_20230530_231432
2002023-05-30dist_spshapefile65List of datasetsList of species6476b8a59ed19_20230530_231713
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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.