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
6512021-04-09dist_spcsv71List of datasetsList of species606ff0f550a5d_20210409_022300
6522021-04-08whole_specieskml1823List of datasetsList of species606f6b8bd87a6_20210408_165640
6532021-04-08dist_spcsv59List of datasetsList of species606ebbce33745_20210408_041842
6542021-04-08whole_specieskml1823List of datasetsList of species606f03b94a9f0_20210408_094447
6552021-04-08whole_specieskml1823List of datasetsList of species606f03b94a9f0_20210408_093957
6562021-04-08whole_specieskml1823List of datasetsList of species606f03b94a9f0_20210408_094015
6572021-04-06dist_spcsv2List of datasetsList of species606c33babc935_20210406_062233
6582021-04-06whole_datasetkml1823List of datasetsList of species606cfecf3743a_20210406_204703
6592021-04-06whole_datasetkml1823List of datasetsList of species606cfecf3743a_20210406_204707
6602021-04-01whole_speciesgdb8List of datasetsList of species60667de4b54ad_20210401_221608
6612021-03-31dist_spcsv2List of datasetsList of species606453a30e284_20210331_065642
6622021-03-30dist_taxakml183List of datasetsList of species60638923db247_20210330_163012
6632021-03-29dist_taxacsv565List of datasetsList of species6061d775d063e_20210329_100217
6642021-03-29dist_taxashapefile565List of datasetsList of species6061d775d063e_20210329_100216
6652021-03-28dist_spkml2List of datasetsList of species60612e02104a7_20210328_213539
6662021-03-28dist_spkml2List of datasetsList of species60612e02104a7_20210328_213545
6672021-03-28dist_spshapefile39List of datasetsList of species60600571c4f57_20210328_003956
6682021-03-26whole_datasetkml1823List of datasetsList of species605d2ce781161_20210326_150839
6692021-03-26dist_spshapefile3List of datasetsList of species605dec9908b18_20210326_101953
6702021-03-26dist_spcsv3List of datasetsList of species605dec9908b18_20210326_101949
6712021-03-26pointsshapefile8List of datasetsList of species605dec9908b18_20210326_103311
6722021-03-26dist_spshapefile59List of datasetsList of species605d9e8ceb2fd_20210326_044849
6732021-03-26whole_speciesgdb90List of datasetsList of species605da246b596d_20210326_051052
6742021-03-25dist_spkml50List of datasetsList of species605d158cef12f_20210325_190418
6752021-03-25pointscsv2List of datasetsList of species605cbf6e90610_20210325_132251
6762021-03-24dist_taxakml642List of datasetsList of species605ba47550175_20210324_180727
6772021-03-24dist_spshapefile2List of datasetsList of species605bac0706b79_20210324_171944
6782021-03-23whole_speciescsv10List of datasetsList of species605a1ffd4eac9_20210323_131503
6792021-03-22dist_spcsv2List of datasetsList of species60588af59baaa_20210322_082030
6802021-03-20whole_specieskml2List of datasetsList of species6055738b85cdd_20210320_000525
6812021-03-20whole_specieskml2List of datasetsList of species605574bbc350c_20210320_000709
6822021-03-20whole_specieskml1823List of datasetsList of species60568d3a980af_20210320_202850
6832021-03-20whole_specieskml1823List of datasetsList of species60568d3a980af_20210320_202307
6842021-03-20whole_specieskml1823List of datasetsList of species60568d3a980af_20210320_201410
6852021-03-20whole_specieskml1823List of datasetsList of species60568d3a980af_20210320_201137
6862021-03-19dist_taxakml183List of datasetsList of species605498e0665e8_20210319_083009
6872021-03-18dist_taxakml183List of datasetsList of species6053b2d48d14a_20210318_160843
6882021-03-18dist_spshapefile2List of datasetsList of species605386f0628db_20210318_131528
6892021-03-18dist_spcsv65List of datasetsList of species60537f0973086_20210318_123243
6902021-03-18dist_spcsv65List of datasetsList of species60537f0973086_20210318_122730
6912021-03-16whole_specieswms2List of datasetsList of species6050d40696422_20210316_121948
6922021-03-16whole_specieswfs2List of datasetsList of species6050d40696422_20210316_121225
6932021-03-16whole_specieswfs2List of datasetsList of species6050d40696422_20210316_125716
6942021-03-15dist_spshapefile71List of datasetsList of species604f661580d3b_20210315_095405
6952021-03-15dist_spcsv71List of datasetsList of species604f661580d3b_20210315_095404
6962021-03-13dist_spshapefile6List of datasetsList of species604cadda9807a_20210313_072421
6972021-03-13dist_spwms6List of datasetsList of species604cb24f15032_20210313_074514
6982021-03-13dist_spkml6List of datasetsList of species604cb24f15032_20210313_074555
6992021-03-13dist_spshapefile6List of datasetsList of species604cb24f15032_20210313_074310
7002021-03-13pointscsv551List of datasetsList of species604ca9e56bd50_20210313_071025
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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.