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
6512020-10-20pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5f8e5c002157b_20201019_235043
6522020-10-20pointskml2List of datasetsList of species5f8e5c002157b_20201019_234938
6532020-10-19dist_spkml2List of datasetsList of species5f8df35815829_20201019_170907
6542020-10-19dist_spshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5f8debba4a04a_20201019_154317
6552020-10-19dist_spkml2List of datasetsList of species5f8debba4a04a_20201019_154303
6562020-10-19dist_spkml2List of datasetsList of species5f8dfee2a18a7_20201019_170457
6572020-10-19dist_spshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5f8dfeb632e6b_20201019_170213
6582020-10-19dist_spshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5f8dfe5323337_20201019_170021
6592020-10-19dist_spcsv2List of datasetsList of species5f8df39bab70a_20201019_165946
6602020-10-19pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5f8de0c06781d_20201019_145702
6612020-10-19pointskml2List of datasetsList of species5f8de0c06781d_20201019_145808
6622020-10-19pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5f8df33977e97_20201019_161521
6632020-10-19pointscsv2List of datasetsList of species5f8cf3a1e740d_20201018_221151
6642020-10-19pointskml2List of datasetsList of species5f8ddfcfaa1ef_20201019_145429
6652020-10-19pointscsv2List of datasetsList of species5f8ddfcfaa1ef_20201019_145437
6662020-10-19pointskml2List of datasetsList of species5f8dd70624b52_20201019_142527
6672020-10-19pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5f8dd70624b52_20201019_142257
6682020-10-19pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5f8cee9753aed_20201018_214129
6692020-10-19dist_spshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5f8de517d39d4_20201019_151359
6702020-10-19dist_spkml2List of datasetsList of species5f8def0d42fd4_20201019_160539
6712020-10-19dist_spcsv2List of datasetsList of species5f8de76e762fb_20201019_155350
6722020-10-19dist_spshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5f8de517d39d4_20201019_151325
6732020-10-19dist_spshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5f8de5cae383f_20201019_152155
6742020-10-18dist_spcsv2List of datasetsList of species5f8c88490442a_20201018_142514
6752020-10-18dist_spcsv2List of datasetsList of species5f8c8896bf7c2_20201018_142700
6762020-10-17pointscsv49List of datasetsList of species5f8b0d34d7501_20201017_113220
6772020-10-17pointscsv49List of datasetsList of species5f8b0d34d7501_20201017_114532
6782020-10-17dist_spkml13List of datasetsList of species5f8a3f24102a7_20201016_204941
6792020-10-16dist_spcsv2List of datasetsList of species5f88fd0a33a96_20201015_225000
6802020-10-16dist_spkml2List of datasetsList of species5f890a666a5fa_20201015_225206
6812020-10-16dist_spshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5f890afdb067b_20201015_225320
6822020-10-16dist_spshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5f8920cacbefa_20201016_002946
6832020-10-16dist_spkml2List of datasetsList of species5f8920cacbefa_20201016_002935
6842020-10-16dist_spcsv2List of datasetsList of species5f8921c812dfd_20201016_003022
6852020-10-16dist_spkml2List of datasetsList of species5f88f46930ed3_20201015_214402
6862020-10-16dist_spshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5f88f46930ed3_20201015_211930
6872020-10-16dist_spshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5f8902bca9aa2_20201015_222627
6882020-10-16dist_spkml2List of datasetsList of species5f8902bca9aa2_20201015_222719
6892020-10-16dist_spshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5f88f428b72d8_20201015_211919
6902020-10-16dist_spkml2List of datasetsList of species5f88f428b72d8_20201015_211953
6912020-10-16pointsshapefile1084List of datasetsList of species5f89068a03a3d_20201015_223945
6922020-10-16pointsshapefile1084List of datasetsList of species5f89068a03a3d_20201015_223731
6932020-10-15dist_taxakml183List of datasetsList of species5f88be321c6f5_20201015_172622
6942020-10-15dist_taxakml183List of datasetsList of species5f88be321c6f5_20201015_172627
6952020-10-15dist_taxakml183List of datasetsList of species5f88be321c6f5_20201015_172625
6962020-10-15dist_taxakml183List of datasetsList of species5f88be321c6f5_20201015_172626
6972020-10-14pointscsv484List of datasetsList of species5f8705ace2736_20201014_101931
6982020-10-14pointsshapefile484List of datasetsList of species5f8705ace2736_20201014_101843
6992020-10-14dist_spkml47List of datasetsList of species5f86c7f066943_20201014_054550
7002020-10-14dist_spkml47List of datasetsList of species5f86c7f066943_20201014_054548
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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.