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)764
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)16
diversity indexes (diversity)14
Observations based on criteria (points)930
All observations of species (whole_species)332
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.

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No.Date requestedTypes requestedFormat#recordsAlong with...Species includedRequest ID
19512016-12-21pointsshapefile8List of datasetsList of species585af480e8a4a_20161221_163056
19522016-12-21pointsshapefile10List of datasetsList of species585ac1869ce69_20161221_125323
19532016-12-21pointsshapefile28List of datasetsList of species585af3b1b54f7_20161221_162722
19542016-12-20pointsshapefile10List of datasetsList of species5859a1114bcf5_20161220_162238
19552016-12-20pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5859961871859_20161220_153921
19562016-12-20pointsshapefile10List of datasetsList of species58599dd1e137e_20161220_160856
19572016-12-20pointsshapefile10List of datasetsList of species5859a18be7ce8_20161220_162518
19582016-12-14pointskml2List of datasetsList of species58512ce8eb2be_20161214_63741
19592016-12-14pointscsv2List of datasetsList of species58512ce8eb2be_20161214_63720
19602016-12-13dist_spcsv30List of datasetsList of species5850370b4e3f1_20161213_130056
19612016-12-05dist_spkml57List of datasetsList of species582cdc80e8fe9_20161205_174010
19622016-12-05dist_spkml57List of datasetsList of species582cdc80e8fe9_20161205_153146
19632016-12-04dist_taxakml1264List of datasetsList of species5844d5957ebb8_20161204_215203
19642016-12-02dist_spkml2List of datasetsList of species5841e5f59df11_20161202_162222
19652016-12-02dist_spkml2List of datasetsList of species5841e5f59df11_20161202_162211
19662016-12-02pointswms8List of datasetsList of species5841b686edf26_20161202_134209
19672016-12-02pointscsv8List of datasetsList of species5841b686edf26_20161202_133943
19682016-11-30dist_spkml30List of datasetsList of species583ed461bef99_20161130_164227
19692016-11-30dist_spkml30List of datasetsList of species583ed461bef99_20161130_164230
19702016-11-30dist_spkml30List of datasetsList of species583ed461bef99_20161130_164232
19712016-11-30dist_spkml30List of datasetsList of species583ed461bef99_20161130_164231
19722016-11-30pointsshapefile3List of datasetsList of species583f77cbd8ef3_20161130_201434
19732016-11-30pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species583de28c7923a_20161130_162344
19742016-11-30pointscsv2List of datasetsList of species583f190700874_20161130_132827
19752016-11-30pointscsv2List of datasetsList of species583f0ecddbfa7_20161130_124017
19762016-11-30pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species583f0d2ed2eb4_20161130_130530
19772016-11-29pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species583d952766813_20161129_114416
19782016-11-29pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species583d913730cb8_20161129_93649
19792016-11-29pointswms2List of datasetsList of species583d913730cb8_20161129_93746
19802016-11-29pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species583d913730cb8_20161129_94154
19812016-11-29pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species583d952766813_20161129_95005
19822016-11-29pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species583d952766813_20161129_111023
19832016-11-29pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species583d952766813_20161129_112138
19842016-11-29pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species583d952766813_20161129_114401
19852016-11-29dist_spshapefile2List of datasetsList of species583de28c7923a_20161129_151924
19862016-11-28dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species583c202493a9b_20161128_72905
19872016-11-27dist_spkml39List of datasetsList of species583b85a9da6e5_20161127_201734
19882016-11-27dist_spkml39List of datasetsList of species583b85a9da6e5_20161127_201736
19892016-11-27pointskml28List of datasetsList of species583b8b5ea751a_20161127_204459
19902016-11-27dist_spkml39List of datasetsList of species583b8ce7da02f_20161127_205143
19912016-11-27dist_spcsv39List of datasetsList of species583b8ce7da02f_20161127_205812
19922016-11-24pointscsv921List of datasetsList of species5836d974971d6_20161124_73340
19932016-11-23dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species583561e404051_20161123_45116
19942016-11-22dist_taxakml183List of datasetsList of species58347bcf31537_20161122_121109
19952016-11-22pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species58344cfc7e96c_20161122_91902
19962016-11-21dist_spkml71List of datasetsList of species58333e7fe40fa_20161121_133610
19972016-11-21dist_spkml71List of datasetsList of species58333e7fe40fa_20161121_133607
19982016-11-21pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species58338e5f483f8_20161121_194219
19992016-11-18pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species582f465558ebc_20161118_143232
20002016-11-18pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species582f465558ebc_20161118_143012
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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.