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
2512022-01-19dist_spkml18List of datasetsList of species61e89c0001522_20220119_185834
2522022-01-19whole_specieskml921List of datasetsList of species61e7948fccebe_20220118_234041
2532022-01-14whole_speciescsv921List of datasetsList of species61e1b511227c8_20220114_132841
2542022-01-14whole_speciescsv49List of datasetsList of species61e1b511227c8_20220114_133431
2552022-01-14whole_speciescsv21List of datasetsList of species61e1b511227c8_20220114_133328
2562022-01-10whole_datasetcsv1823List of datasetsList of species61daca70bcc5e_20220109_143114
2572022-01-09dist_spcsv7List of datasetsList of species61dac973ccf21_20220109_064133
2582022-01-09whole_speciescsv8List of datasetsList of species61daca70bcc5e_20220109_064408
2592022-01-05pointsshapefile77List of datasetsList of species61d51161cd403_20220104_225110
2602022-01-03whole_speciescsv921List of datasetsList of species61d34445645c2_20220103_140315
2612022-01-03whole_speciescsv921List of datasetsList of species61d34445645c2_20220103_141822
2622021-12-30dist_spkml8List of datasetsList of species61cdbfd0684d4_20211230_092004
2632021-12-30dist_spkml8List of datasetsList of species61cdbfd0684d4_20211230_092007
2642021-12-28whole_speciescsv484List of datasetsList of species61caf2a93f187_20211228_062336
2652021-12-22whole_speciesgdb49List of datasetsList of species61c2c4433a633_20211222_012800
2662021-12-22whole_speciescsv49List of datasetsList of species61c2c4433a633_20211222_012742
2672021-12-20whole_speciescsv49List of datasetsList of species61c0192b92b38_20211220_005403
2682021-12-13dist_spcsv689List of datasetsList of species61b7162b16f73_20211213_045854
2692021-12-13dist_spcsv775List of datasetsList of species61b7162b16f73_20211213_044630
2702021-12-13dist_spcsv3List of datasetsList of species61b6ac95aadd2_20211212_212554
2712021-12-13whole_speciescsv8List of datasetsList of species61b6ac95aadd2_20211212_212832
2722021-12-10dist_spshapefile1070List of datasetsList of species61b3b0c014c8e_20211210_150133
2732021-12-10whole_specieskml1List of datasetsList of species61b38c8789fd6_20211210_122601
2742021-12-10whole_specieskml1List of datasetsList of species61b3915f65839_20211210_124232
2752021-12-10dist_spcsv5List of datasetsList of species61b3b0c014c8e_20211210_145650
2762021-12-10dist_spcsv62List of datasetsList of species61b3b0c014c8e_20211210_145853
2772021-12-10dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species61b3cd94a5c8a_20211210_170115
2782021-12-10dist_spcsv266List of datasetsList of species61b3b82fa351b_20211210_155226
2792021-12-10dist_spshapefile121List of datasetsList of species61b3b0c014c8e_20211210_150010
2802021-12-10dist_spkml2List of datasetsList of species61b3bca58cc89_20211210_154907
2812021-12-09pointscsv551List of datasetsList of species61b24c8cc7861_20211209_160922
2822021-12-09pointsshapefile551List of datasetsList of species61b24c8cc7861_20211209_134403
2832021-12-03pointsshapefile8List of datasetsList of species61aa8fc45669c_20211203_165908
2842021-12-02dist_spcsv65List of datasetsList of species61a8d7b100b00_20211202_093557
2852021-12-02dist_spshapefile2List of datasetsList of species61a9019f7069e_20211202_122840
2862021-12-02pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species61a9019f7069e_20211202_124424
2872021-12-02dist_spshapefile2List of datasetsList of species61a9019f7069e_20211202_124102
2882021-12-01whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species61a7be0ed96e3_20211201_133834
2892021-11-30whole_speciesshapefile2List of datasetsList of species61a5f290a5325_20211130_054751
2902021-11-30dist_sp_h3shapefile2List of datasetsList of species61a66362e5888_20211130_125028
2912021-11-30dist_spshapefile2List of datasetsList of species61a65f2921cac_20211130_123234
2922021-11-30pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species61a66362e5888_20211130_125437
2932021-11-30dist_spcsv39List of datasetsList of species61a57645b40c2_20211129_200516
2942021-11-30whole_speciescsv2List of datasetsList of species61a59ac1be26d_20211129_223415
2952021-11-29dist_spshapefile2List of datasetsList of species61a4f546770a9_20211129_105028
2962021-11-26whole_speciesgdb1List of datasetsList of species61a15d9180dee_20211126_172701
2972021-11-26pointsshapefile239List of datasetsList of species61a103fcc43ea_20211126_110148
2982021-11-26pointsshapefile18List of datasetsList of species61a0f7f5b914c_20211126_101449
2992021-11-26pointsshapefile5List of datasetsList of species61a0f7f5b914c_20211126_101559
3002021-11-24dist_spkml57List of datasetsList of species619decaf2b2c5_20211124_024315
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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.