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
16512017-01-04pointsshapefile29List of datasetsList of species586d3e9825420_20170104_132748
16522017-01-04pointsshapefile21List of datasetsList of species586d32e3e4b89_20170104_123956
16532017-01-04pointsshapefile484List of datasetsList of species586d302c79e6f_20170104_122626
16542017-01-04pointsshapefile49List of datasetsList of species586d351e3c74e_20170104_124722
16552017-01-04dist_spcsv2List of datasetsList of species586d376d5ee58_20170104_130225
16562017-01-04pointscsv2List of datasetsList of species586d376d5ee58_20170104_130155
16572016-12-21pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species585af9ef07636_20161221_165400
16582016-12-21pointsshapefile10List of datasetsList of species585ac1869ce69_20161221_125323
16592016-12-21pointsshapefile28List of datasetsList of species585af3b1b54f7_20161221_162722
16602016-12-21pointsshapefile8List of datasetsList of species585af480e8a4a_20161221_163056
16612016-12-21pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species585afbd8a58f4_20161221_170209
16622016-12-20pointsshapefile10List of datasetsList of species5859a18be7ce8_20161220_162518
16632016-12-20pointsshapefile10List of datasetsList of species5859a1114bcf5_20161220_162238
16642016-12-20pointsshapefile10List of datasetsList of species58599dd1e137e_20161220_160856
16652016-12-20pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5859961871859_20161220_153921
16662016-12-14pointskml2List of datasetsList of species58512ce8eb2be_20161214_63741
16672016-12-14pointscsv2List of datasetsList of species58512ce8eb2be_20161214_63720
16682016-12-13dist_spcsv30List of datasetsList of species5850370b4e3f1_20161213_130056
16692016-12-05dist_spkml57List of datasetsList of species582cdc80e8fe9_20161205_153146
16702016-12-05dist_spkml57List of datasetsList of species582cdc80e8fe9_20161205_174010
16712016-12-04dist_taxakml1264List of datasetsList of species5844d5957ebb8_20161204_215203
16722016-12-02dist_spkml2List of datasetsList of species5841e5f59df11_20161202_162222
16732016-12-02dist_spkml2List of datasetsList of species5841e5f59df11_20161202_162211
16742016-12-02pointscsv8List of datasetsList of species5841b686edf26_20161202_133943
16752016-12-02pointswms8List of datasetsList of species5841b686edf26_20161202_134209
16762016-11-30dist_spkml30List of datasetsList of species583ed461bef99_20161130_164230
16772016-11-30dist_spkml30List of datasetsList of species583ed461bef99_20161130_164231
16782016-11-30dist_spkml30List of datasetsList of species583ed461bef99_20161130_164227
16792016-11-30dist_spkml30List of datasetsList of species583ed461bef99_20161130_164232
16802016-11-30pointsshapefile3List of datasetsList of species583f77cbd8ef3_20161130_201434
16812016-11-30pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species583de28c7923a_20161130_162344
16822016-11-30pointscsv2List of datasetsList of species583f190700874_20161130_132827
16832016-11-30pointscsv2List of datasetsList of species583f0ecddbfa7_20161130_124017
16842016-11-30pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species583f0d2ed2eb4_20161130_130530
16852016-11-29pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species583d913730cb8_20161129_94154
16862016-11-29pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species583d952766813_20161129_114416
16872016-11-29pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species583d952766813_20161129_114401
16882016-11-29pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species583d952766813_20161129_112138
16892016-11-29pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species583d952766813_20161129_111023
16902016-11-29pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species583d952766813_20161129_95005
16912016-11-29pointswms2List of datasetsList of species583d913730cb8_20161129_93746
16922016-11-29pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species583d913730cb8_20161129_93649
16932016-11-29dist_spshapefile2List of datasetsList of species583de28c7923a_20161129_151924
16942016-11-28dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species583c202493a9b_20161128_72905
16952016-11-27pointskml28List of datasetsList of species583b8b5ea751a_20161127_204459
16962016-11-27dist_spkml39List of datasetsList of species583b85a9da6e5_20161127_201736
16972016-11-27dist_spkml39List of datasetsList of species583b8ce7da02f_20161127_205143
16982016-11-27dist_spkml39List of datasetsList of species583b85a9da6e5_20161127_201734
16992016-11-27dist_spcsv39List of datasetsList of species583b8ce7da02f_20161127_205812
17002016-11-24pointscsv921List of datasetsList of species5836d974971d6_20161124_73340
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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.