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)127
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)0
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)707
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)16
diversity indexes (diversity)14
Observations based on criteria (points)904
All observations of species (whole_species)298
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
3512021-10-04whole_specieswms10List of datasetsList of species615af0dcb7128_20211004_082102
3522021-10-04whole_specieswms10List of datasetsList of species615aed78320ae_20211004_081144
3532021-10-04whole_specieswms10List of datasetsList of species615aeddc4844e_20211004_080735
3542021-10-04whole_specieskml10List of datasetsList of species615aeddc4844e_20211004_080618
3552021-10-04dist_spcsv8List of datasetsList of species615af717a893c_20211004_084458
3562021-10-04whole_specieswfs10List of datasetsList of species615af7ce104a8_20211004_084819
3572021-10-01dist_taxakml183List of datasetsList of species6154741707ef2_20211001_012530
3582021-10-01whole_speciescsv21List of datasetsList of species6156dbecc458e_20211001_061022
3592021-10-01whole_speciesgdb21List of datasetsList of species6156dbecc458e_20211001_060505
3602021-09-30dist_spkml2List of datasetsList of species615665ecd5bb2_20210930_214759
3612021-09-30dist_spkml2List of datasetsList of species615664ca6c6db_20210930_214743
3622021-09-30whole_specieswfs2List of datasetsList of species615665896140f_20210930_215845
3632021-09-30whole_specieswms3List of datasetsList of species615639501bbe4_20210930_182824
3642021-09-30whole_specieswms2List of datasetsList of species615629c39a98f_20210930_172204
3652021-09-30whole_specieswms3List of datasetsList of species615639501bbe4_20210930_185115
3662021-09-30whole_specieswfs3List of datasetsList of species615639501bbe4_20210930_191920
3672021-09-29dist_spcsv775List of datasetsList of species61547cfbb6b6b_20210929_132444
3682021-09-29dist_spshapefile775List of datasetsList of species61547cfbb6b6b_20210929_143457
3692021-09-27dist_spcsv3List of datasetsList of species615255f66d446_20210927_194013
3702021-09-24dist_spshapefile2List of datasetsList of species614e2bdca9796_20210924_160113
3712021-09-24dist_spwms2List of datasetsList of species614e291a8bb35_20210924_154538
3722021-09-24dist_spkml2List of datasetsList of species614e291a8bb35_20210924_154558
3732021-09-24dist_spwfs2List of datasetsList of species614e291a8bb35_20210924_154544
3742021-09-24dist_spshapefile2List of datasetsList of species614e291a8bb35_20210924_154840
3752021-09-24dist_spshapefile2List of datasetsList of species614e2bdca9796_20210924_155003
3762021-09-24whole_specieskml2List of datasetsList of species614e291a8bb35_20210924_154336
3772021-09-24dist_spshapefile2List of datasetsList of species614e2bdca9796_20210924_160241
3782021-09-24dist_spshapefile2List of datasetsList of species614e291a8bb35_20210924_154601
3792021-09-23whole_specieskml49List of datasetsList of species614c19af80086_20210923_023742
3802021-09-23whole_specieskml49List of datasetsList of species614c981529ede_20210923_114403
3812021-09-23whole_specieskml49List of datasetsList of species614d144d96bd0_20210923_195951
3822021-09-23whole_specieskml49List of datasetsList of species614d144d96bd0_20210923_195954
3832021-09-22dist_spcsv71List of datasetsList of species614b860c04ba1_20210922_154803
3842021-09-21dist_spcsv65List of datasetsList of species614a09e149960_20210921_141409
3852021-09-21dist_spshapefile65List of datasetsList of species614a09e149960_20210921_141425
3862021-09-21dist_spcsv13List of datasetsList of species614959a18d3d7_20210921_000806
3872021-09-19dist_sp_h3wfs57List of datasetsList of species614790aec5ba0_20210919_154356
3882021-09-17dist_spshapefile65List of datasetsList of species6145077bc15cd_20210917_172934
3892021-09-15whole_speciesgdb921List of datasetsList of species614232bda3a05_20210915_135553
3902021-09-13whole_speciescsv10List of datasetsList of species613fa70ca68b6_20210913_153425
3912021-09-13whole_speciesgdb10List of datasetsList of species613fa70ca68b6_20210913_153410
3922021-09-13whole_specieskml484List of datasetsList of species613fa7994ddd5_20210913_161338
3932021-09-10whole_specieskml1List of datasetsList of species6137a3bfe6ce4_20210910_151305
3942021-09-10whole_specieskml2List of datasetsList of species6137a3bfe6ce4_20210910_161322
3952021-09-09whole_specieskml10List of datasetsList of species6137a3bfe6ce4_20210909_162222
3962021-09-09whole_specieskml28List of datasetsList of species6137a3bfe6ce4_20210909_173938
3972021-09-09whole_specieskml8List of datasetsList of species6137a3bfe6ce4_20210909_175931
3982021-09-08pointscsv10List of datasetsList of species6139331477b4a_20210908_180840
3992021-09-07dist_spshapefile39List of datasetsList of species61374eda69228_20210907_081427
4002021-09-06dist_spcsv4List of datasetsList of species61365e414fb57_20210906_143517
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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.