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
17512017-07-27dist_spkml6List of datasetsList of species5979f5c4d125c_20170727_102006
17522017-07-27dist_spkml6List of datasetsList of species5979f5c4d125c_20170727_102218
17532017-07-26pointscsv484List of datasetsList of species597931ce3514a_20170726_205323
17542017-07-26pointscsv28List of datasetsList of species597931ce3514a_20170726_203653
17552017-07-26pointscsv10List of datasetsList of species597931ce3514a_20170726_204448
17562017-07-16pointscsv921List of datasetsList of species596baa4046787_20170716_140646
17572017-07-11dist_spkml8List of datasetsList of species5964b35caee85_20170711_71621
17582017-07-04pointsshapefile921List of datasetsList of species595b9b6ba466f_20170704_94409
17592017-06-28pointskml1082List of datasetsList of species595380d576ffb_20170628_61425
17602017-06-21pointsshapefile921List of datasetsList of species594ab35007f00_20170621_135723
17612017-06-21pointsshapefile49List of datasetsList of species594ab46696eb7_20170621_140122
17622017-06-21pointsshapefile21List of datasetsList of species594ab52e48b68_20170621_140455
17632017-06-21pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species594ab4ad95051_20170621_140308
17642017-06-19dist_taxakml642List of datasetsList of species59484a391fc64_20170619_180430
17652017-06-19dist_taxakml642List of datasetsList of species59484a391fc64_20170619_180408
17662017-06-09pointscsv28List of datasetsList of species5939d1a6a448d_20170609_10621
17672017-06-09pointscsv10List of datasetsList of species5939d1a6a448d_20170609_132339
17682017-06-09pointscsv484List of datasetsList of species5939d1a6a448d_20170609_131811
17692017-06-08dist_spkml8List of datasetsList of species5939d1a6a448d_20170608_183816
17702017-06-08pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species59397e3b8330b_20170608_124152
17712017-06-08pointscsv28List of datasetsList of species5939d1a6a448d_20170608_203013
17722017-06-05dist_spkml4List of datasetsList of species5935b4cf3d552_20170605_154716
17732017-06-01dist_spkml2List of datasetsList of species593050fdc4a87_20170601_134119
17742017-06-01dist_spkml2List of datasetsList of species593050fdc4a87_20170601_134116
17752017-06-01dist_spkml1List of datasetsList of species59309c672384d_20170601_191608
17762017-06-01pointsshapefile49List of datasetsList of species59304f669a24c_20170601_133137
17772017-06-01pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5930667e8c958_20170601_151007
17782017-06-01pointsshapefile28List of datasetsList of species59306722c1026_20170601_151342
17792017-06-01pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species5930507fceb37_20170601_133613
17802017-06-01pointsshapefile21List of datasetsList of species5930480712da6_20170601_130101
17812017-06-01pointsshapefile484List of datasetsList of species59306ebfd019f_20170601_154520
17822017-06-01pointsshapefile28List of datasetsList of species5930682da9ac9_20170601_151740
17832017-06-01pointsshapefile921List of datasetsList of species59304a42d1101_20170601_131005
17842017-05-31dist_spshapefile71List of datasetsList of species592e5ebf989ec_20170531_23232
17852017-05-31dist_spshapefile24List of datasetsList of species592e6cf5038df_20170531_32210
17862017-05-31dist_spshapefile13List of datasetsList of species592e7ae601a3f_20170531_41300
17872017-05-31pointsshapefile3List of datasetsList of species592e603d54426_20170531_22225
17882017-05-31pointsshapefile49List of datasetsList of species592e7bbc15885_20170531_41652
17892017-05-31pointsshapefile49List of datasetsList of species592e7cf10e3a4_20170531_42133
17902017-05-31pointsshapefile3List of datasetsList of species592e603d54426_20170531_21904
17912017-05-29dist_taxakml183List of datasetsList of species592be1ec9382a_20170529_45525
17922017-05-29dist_taxakml183List of datasetsList of species592be205ece67_20170529_45551
17932017-05-29dist_taxakml183List of datasetsList of species592be150c82a4_20170529_45300
17942017-05-29dist_taxakml183List of datasetsList of species592be150c82a4_20170529_45304
17952017-05-29dist_spshapefile183List of datasetsList of species592bfce002510_20170529_65217
17962017-05-19dist_spkml2List of datasetsList of species591e8e9042432_20170519_23200
17972017-05-19dist_spkml3List of datasetsList of species591e851594946_20170519_15947
17982017-05-17dist_spkml39List of datasetsList of species591cd0d3e54fe_20170517_192555
17992017-05-17dist_spkml1List of datasetsList of species591cd0d3e54fe_20170517_193039
18002017-05-17dist_spkml1List of datasetsList of species591cf58a670be_20170517_211522
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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.