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
5512021-06-23dist_spshapefile6List of datasetsList of species60d37ed1d7193_20210623_144024
5522021-06-23dist_spcsv6List of datasetsList of species60d37ed1d7193_20210623_144106
5532021-06-17dist_taxakml183List of datasetsList of species60cbbff6c9af8_20210617_180023
5542021-06-17dist_taxakml183List of datasetsList of species60cbbff6c9af8_20210617_180024
5552021-06-16whole_specieskml1823List of datasetsList of species60ca59d1308c7_20210616_162057
5562021-06-13whole_specieskml1823List of datasetsList of species60c62b42a2d82_20210613_131818
5572021-06-06whole_datasetkml1823List of datasetsList of species60bc34040f853_20210606_000231
5582021-06-06whole_datasetkml1823List of datasetsList of species60bc34040f853_20210606_000859
5592021-06-05whole_datasetkml1823List of datasetsList of species60bc34040f853_20210605_235413
5602021-06-02dist_spcsv12List of datasetsList of species60b822a440fc2_20210602_203227
5612021-06-02dist_spshapefile12List of datasetsList of species60b7af6e75d7c_20210602_122108
5622021-06-02whole_speciescsv2List of datasetsList of species60b822a440fc2_20210602_203218
5632021-05-25whole_specieskml1823List of datasetsList of species60ad18d58f19b_20210525_113944
5642021-05-25whole_specieskml1823List of datasetsList of species60ad1d27803e7_20210525_115523
5652021-05-25whole_specieskml1823List of datasetsList of species60ad1eeb98d7e_20210525_120201
5662021-05-25dist_spcsv130List of datasetsList of species60ad2383a772c_20210525_122943
5672021-05-25dist_spcsv71List of datasetsList of species60ad2383a772c_20210525_122526
5682021-05-25pointsshapefile10List of datasetsList of species60ad6151525a1_20210525_165408
5692021-05-24dist_sp_h3kml2List of datasetsList of species60abd08b777da_20210524_123622
5702021-05-24dist_sp_h3kml2List of datasetsList of species60abe15654368_20210524_132522
5712021-05-24dist_spkml2List of datasetsList of species60abe15654368_20210524_132447
5722021-05-24dist_sp_h3kml2List of datasetsList of species60abd08b777da_20210524_132122
5732021-05-24dist_sp_h3kml2List of datasetsList of species60abd08b777da_20210524_131637
5742021-05-24dist_sp_h3kml2List of datasetsList of species60abd08b777da_20210524_131336
5752021-05-24dist_sp_h3kml2List of datasetsList of species60abd08b777da_20210524_130427
5762021-05-24dist_sp_h3kml2List of datasetsList of species60abd08b777da_20210524_130100
5772021-05-24dist_sp_h3kml2List of datasetsList of species60abd08b777da_20210524_123448
5782021-05-24dist_sp_h3kml2List of datasetsList of species60abd08b777da_20210524_123220
5792021-05-24dist_sp_h3kml2List of datasetsList of species60abd08b777da_20210524_122116
5802021-05-24dist_sp_h3kml2List of datasetsList of species60abd08b777da_20210524_121548
5812021-05-24whole_speciescsv2List of datasetsList of species60abc470747f3_20210524_112439
5822021-05-23dist_taxashapefile183List of datasetsList of species60aaba8248bc8_20210523_163532
5832021-05-23dist_taxacsv183List of datasetsList of species60aac4214e2f7_20210523_175044
5842021-05-23dist_taxashapefile183List of datasetsList of species60aaba8248bc8_20210523_165437
5852021-05-23dist_taxacsv183List of datasetsList of species60aac4214e2f7_20210523_172444
5862021-05-20whole_datasetkml1823List of datasetsList of species60a670828a3dc_20210520_102634
5872021-05-20dist_spkml30List of datasetsList of species60a69a77c4a66_20210520_133446
5882021-05-20dist_spkml30List of datasetsList of species60a69a77c4a66_20210520_133448
5892021-05-19dist_spcsv71List of datasetsList of species60a5450ccec3b_20210519_130643
5902021-05-19dist_spcsv65List of datasetsList of species60a53c6abf887_20210519_122818
5912021-05-17dist_spcsv9List of datasetsList of species60a278f974e15_20210517_101215
5922021-05-12dist_taxakml183List of datasetsList of species609bee016b948_20210512_110615
5932021-05-12dist_taxakml183List of datasetsList of species609bcbf2f1412_20210512_083804
5942021-05-12dist_taxakml183List of datasetsList of species609bee016b948_20210512_110652
5952021-05-12dist_taxakml183List of datasetsList of species609bee016b948_20210512_110611
5962021-05-11dist_spcsv13List of datasetsList of species609a9195d641c_20210511_101713
5972021-05-11whole_speciescsv49List of datasetsList of species609a9195d641c_20210511_101658
5982021-05-07pointsshapefile961List of datasetsList of species609516aee5f30_20210507_063942
5992021-05-02dist_spcsv2List of datasetsList of species608eddc787aa1_20210502_131554
6002021-05-02pointscsv14List of datasetsList of species608e7d421166d_20210502_062909
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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.