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)765
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)16
diversity indexes (diversity)14
Observations based on criteria (points)930
All observations of species (whole_species)335
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
3512021-11-19whole_speciescsv921List of datasetsList of species6197b661287f2_20211119_095850
3522021-11-17whole_speciescsv21List of datasetsList of species61956dd061261_20211117_161124
3532021-11-17whole_speciescsv21List of datasetsList of species619542c3a6e2c_20211117_133347
3542021-11-12whole_speciescsv49List of datasetsList of species618dd5ff5b079_20211112_010021
3552021-11-11dist_spcsv6List of datasetsList of species618d4d066372c_20211111_121905
3562021-11-11dist_spshapefile6List of datasetsList of species618d4d066372c_20211111_121508
3572021-11-11whole_speciescsv19List of datasetsList of species618d4d066372c_20211111_121923
3582021-11-11whole_speciesgdb19List of datasetsList of species618d4d066372c_20211111_121003
3592021-11-11dist_spshapefile6List of datasetsList of species618d4d066372c_20211111_121551
3602021-11-11dist_spshapefile6List of datasetsList of species618d4d066372c_20211111_121753
3612021-11-11dist_spcsv6List of datasetsList of species618d4d066372c_20211111_121903
3622021-11-11dist_spshapefile6List of datasetsList of species618d4d066372c_20211111_121751
3632021-11-11dist_spcsv6List of datasetsList of species618d4d066372c_20211111_121910
3642021-11-10diversityshapefile2List of datasetsList of species618bbfefcc9a0_20211110_091027
3652021-11-10dist_spcsv2List of datasetsList of species618bbfefcc9a0_20211110_075247
3662021-11-10dist_spshapefile2List of datasetsList of species618bbfefcc9a0_20211110_075920
3672021-11-10dist_spshapefile4List of datasetsList of species618bbfefcc9a0_20211110_090343
3682021-11-09whole_speciesgdb2List of datasetsList of species618a15178c959_20211109_013259
3692021-11-09whole_speciesgdb26List of datasetsList of species618ac914633a4_20211109_142005
3702021-11-09dist_spshapefile6List of datasetsList of species618abe52dab9e_20211109_133124
3712021-11-09pointsshapefile49List of datasetsList of species618ad7fe91d1a_20211109_152925
3722021-11-09pointsshapefile49List of datasetsList of species618ad7fe91d1a_20211109_152922
3732021-11-09dist_spshapefile2List of datasetsList of species618a7fda72044_20211109_094346
3742021-11-09dist_spshapefile2List of datasetsList of species618a7fda72044_20211109_101626
3752021-11-09pointsshapefile5List of datasetsList of species618a7fda72044_20211109_095738
3762021-11-09dist_spshapefile2List of datasetsList of species618a7fda72044_20211109_095426
3772021-11-09pointscsv5List of datasetsList of species618a7fda72044_20211109_100804
3782021-11-08pointsshapefile5List of datasetsList of species6188fba184d76_20211108_064202
3792021-11-08pointsshapefile5List of datasetsList of species6188fba184d76_20211108_055518
3802021-11-08diversityshapefile2List of datasetsList of species6188fba184d76_20211108_062517
3812021-11-08pointsshapefile239List of datasetsList of species618948811e531_20211108_110618
3822021-11-08pointsshapefile239List of datasetsList of species618948811e531_20211108_110405
3832021-11-07whole_speciesgdb2List of datasetsList of species61884eb5b25ad_20211107_194802
3842021-11-07whole_speciesgdb2List of datasetsList of species61884eb5b25ad_20211107_200712
3852021-11-06dist_spkml41List of datasetsList of species61872b65ac126_20211106_213424
3862021-11-06dist_spkml41List of datasetsList of species61872b65ac126_20211106_213429
3872021-11-06pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species6186680af11ee_20211106_075457
3882021-11-06pointsshapefile5List of datasetsList of species6186680af11ee_20211106_091107
3892021-11-06pointsshapefile239List of datasetsList of species61866140b54a9_20211106_071027
3902021-11-06pointsshapefile5List of datasetsList of species6186680af11ee_20211106_080431
3912021-11-05dist_spkml266List of datasetsList of species618511ddab5a5_20211105_074108
3922021-11-05whole_speciesgdb484List of datasetsList of species6184ee1a12399_20211105_060347
3932021-11-05whole_speciesgdb28List of datasetsList of species6184ee1a12399_20211105_050313
3942021-11-05whole_speciesgdb2List of datasetsList of species6184ee1a12399_20211105_052137
3952021-11-05pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species61853c057fc7c_20211105_153003
3962021-11-05pointsshapefile5List of datasetsList of species61858bea9ae5a_20211105_161914
3972021-11-05dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species61853c057fc7c_20211105_152117
3982021-11-05dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species61853c057fc7c_20211105_152433
3992021-11-03whole_speciescsv2List of datasetsList of species6182c5badc1f6_20211103_133513
4002021-11-03whole_speciesgdb26List of datasetsList of species6182b4d214ac6_20211103_121935
List of datasets


  • 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.