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)124
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)0
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)646
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)13
diversity indexes (diversity)12
Observations based on criteria (points)888
All observations of species (whole_species)214
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
5012021-02-09whole_speciescsv2List of datasetsList of species6022bdae44d56_20210209_115445
5022021-02-09dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species6022af6e2b942_20210209_105503
5032021-02-09whole_speciescsv10List of datasetsList of species6022cf976ebcb_20210209_130913
5042021-02-08dist_spcsv71List of datasetsList of species6021ce8871c62_20210208_190143
5052021-02-07dist_spshapefile30List of datasetsList of species601fc289a4264_20210207_054244
5062021-02-06dist_spkml4List of datasetsList of species601eba5844b96_20210206_104905
5072021-02-06dist_spkml4List of datasetsList of species601ebcd1e3277_20210206_105923
5082021-02-03pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species601a3e9aa1bcd_20210203_011514
5092021-01-29pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species60148d7047bf6_20210129_175951
5102021-01-29dist_spkml2List of datasetsList of species601489dc39017_20210129_172012
5112021-01-29dist_spkml2List of datasetsList of species601489dc39017_20210129_172005
5122021-01-29dist_spkml2List of datasetsList of species601489dc39017_20210129_172004
5132021-01-29pointscsv10List of datasetsList of species6013d1554092d_20210129_041359
5142021-01-29pointscsv10List of datasetsList of species6013f8c605c4d_20210129_070211
5152021-01-22pointsshapefile84List of datasetsList of species600ab5e28d96f_20210122_062512
5162021-01-22pointsshapefile84List of datasetsList of species600a992d7c426_20210122_042312
5172021-01-18dist_spshapefile183List of datasetsList of species6005a83fdaeb7_20210118_103139
5182021-01-13dist_spshapefile4List of datasetsList of species5ffedd868ac71_20210113_064706
5192021-01-12pointsshapefile921List of datasetsList of species5ffd4324309c7_20210112_074325
5202021-01-12dist_spshapefile13List of datasetsList of species5ffdaec87dcd2_20210112_092925
5212021-01-12dist_spshapefile6List of datasetsList of species5ffd9f5bb020c_20210112_081324
5222021-01-12pointscsv921List of datasetsList of species5ffd4324309c7_20210112_075632
5232021-01-12dist_spshapefile13List of datasetsList of species5ffdaec87dcd2_20210112_092621
5242021-01-12pointsshapefile21List of datasetsList of species5ffd9f5bb020c_20210112_081008
5252021-01-12pointsshapefile921List of datasetsList of species5ffd4324309c7_20210112_075517
5262021-01-12pointscsv21List of datasetsList of species5ffd9f5bb020c_20210112_082924
5272021-01-12pointscsv921List of datasetsList of species5ffd4324309c7_20210112_074108
5282021-01-12pointsshapefile21List of datasetsList of species5ffda6ee90269_20210112_084128
5292021-01-12pointsshapefile921List of datasetsList of species5ffda9ad288e2_20210112_090001
5302021-01-12pointsshapefile21List of datasetsList of species5ffda6ee90269_20210112_084411
5312021-01-12pointscsv21List of datasetsList of species5ffdb4dda1770_20210112_103826
5322021-01-12pointsshapefile21List of datasetsList of species5ffd9f5bb020c_20210112_082347
5332021-01-09dist_spcsv39List of datasetsList of species5ff9a8eba925b_20210109_080141
5342021-01-07pointscsv1List of datasetsList of species5ff76710b947d_20210107_150800
5352021-01-07pointscsv1List of datasetsList of species5ff6f76c79fb8_20210107_070840
5362021-01-07pointscsv10List of datasetsList of species5ff7603d06616_20210107_150112
5372021-01-07pointscsv28List of datasetsList of species5ff7600aa197d_20210107_145644
5382021-01-06pointsshapefile8List of datasetsList of species5ff5f457ecd35_20210106_124151
5392021-01-06pointscsv84List of datasetsList of species5ff5e0dda67f7_20210106_111107
5402021-01-06pointscsv84List of datasetsList of species5ff61c4c180e5_20210106_152441
5412021-01-04dist_taxakml183List of datasetsList of species5ff30e43489d9_20210104_082655
5422021-01-04dist_taxakml183List of datasetsList of species5ff30e43489d9_20210104_082653
5432021-01-04pointsshapefile84List of datasetsList of species5ff338df72019_20210104_105009
5442021-01-03dist_spkml71List of datasetsList of species5ff1eed26daca_20210103_112108
5452020-12-31dist_taxakml183List of datasetsList of species5fee86ec25d4b_20201231_212051
5462020-12-30dist_spkml1List of datasetsList of species5fec82c25ee43_20201230_084017
5472020-12-30dist_spkml1List of datasetsList of species5fec82c25ee43_20201230_084013
5482020-12-23pointscsv2List of datasetsList of species5fe3fff008584_20201223_214717
5492020-12-23pointscsv921List of datasetsList of species5fe37292de40b_20201223_114636
5502020-12-16dist_taxakml183List of datasetsList of species5fd9ba2943ac6_20201216_024143
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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 Goolge 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.