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
8512020-04-23pointsshapefile3List of datasetsList of species5ea20c3f916f2_20200423_175038
8522020-04-22pointsshapefile8List of datasetsList of species5ea04d9064051_20200422_100828
8532020-04-20dist_spkml71List of datasetsList of species5e9d61d9c6c33_20200420_045116
8542020-04-08pointsshapefile84List of datasetsList of species5e8d7eac99590_20200408_033602
8552020-04-07pointsshapefile84List of datasetsList of species5e8c80a833a53_20200407_093207
8562020-04-06pointscsv551List of datasetsList of species5e8a9dec3204a_20200405_231545
8572020-04-03dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species5e868480922ca_20200402_203758
8582020-03-31pointsshapefile921List of datasetsList of species5e82d3789eeaa_20200331_013016
8592020-03-30pointscsv484List of datasetsList of species5e8276b37a5fc_20200330_185145
8602020-03-05pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species5e6170d1e3834_20200305_171309
8612020-03-04pointsshapefile1467List of datasetsList of species5e5fc3c32059f_20200304_101603
8622020-03-03pointskml921List of datasetsList of species5e5e537022681_20200303_075508
8632020-03-02pointskml8List of datasetsList of species5e5d70c52a5bd_20200302_154727
8642020-03-02dist_spkml6List of datasetsList of species5e5c5d1fcaa56_20200301_201300
8652020-02-28pointscsv520List of datasetsList of species5e593428b632c_20200228_123922
8662020-02-21pointsshapefile84List of datasetsList of species5e4ff3331c451_20200221_101855
8672020-02-13pointsshapefile992List of datasetsList of species5e45703799e70_20200213_105707
8682020-02-07pointscsv29List of datasetsList of species5e3d09638788f_20200207_015744
8692020-02-06pointscsv2List of datasetsList of species5e3b405552108_20200206_163952
8702020-02-05pointscsv8List of datasetsList of species5e3ad371862bc_20200205_094937
8712020-02-02pointscsv84List of datasetsList of species5e3711235cca6_20200202_131339
8722020-02-01pointscsv12List of datasetsList of species5e3564d93c23d_20200201_064945
8732020-02-01pointscsv24List of datasetsList of species5e3564d93c23d_20200201_071349
8742020-01-18dist_taxakml183List of datasetsList of species5e23220785c01_20200118_102146
8752020-01-18dist_taxakml183List of datasetsList of species5e23220785c01_20200118_102142
8762020-01-16pointscsv49List of datasetsList of species5e203dbf55316_20200116_054716
8772020-01-14pointscsv3List of datasetsList of species5e1d8949d20aa_20200114_045736
8782020-01-14pointsshapefile3List of datasetsList of species5e1d8949d20aa_20200114_045822
8792020-01-08pointscsv2List of datasetsList of species5e162121e6c2b_20200108_134051
8802020-01-08pointscsv2List of datasetsList of species5e16172bd2571_20200108_130935
8812020-01-03pointscsv2List of datasetsList of species5e0f8229cf447_20200103_130919
8822019-12-27pointscsv2List of datasetsList of species5e0629a6c55db_20191227_110029
8832019-12-20dist_spshapefile71List of datasetsList of species5dfcbd82da2f8_20191220_073153
8842019-12-18pointsshapefile49List of datasetsList of species5dfa4e7c4a2c1_20191218_110742
8852019-12-18pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species5dfa4f08d21ce_20191218_110902
8862019-12-15pointscsv921List of datasetsList of species5df68e270f8da_20191215_145654
8872019-12-15pointscsv921List of datasetsList of species5df6902edac16_20191215_150011
8882019-12-04pointscsv12List of datasetsList of species5de789fa7d660_20191204_053612
8892019-12-03pointsshapefile28List of datasetsList of species5de68caf19458_20191203_112951
8902019-12-02pointsshapefile28List of datasetsList of species5de5a11a7031c_20191202_184256
8912019-11-26pointscsv2List of datasetsList of species5ddcbb80bca2b_20191126_005237
8922019-11-26pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5ddcbb80bca2b_20191126_005017
8932019-11-26pointsshapefile10List of datasetsList of species5ddca306689c4_20191126_000308
8942019-11-26pointsshapefile10List of datasetsList of species5ddcb2959bf4b_20191126_001343
8952019-11-26pointsshapefile28List of datasetsList of species5ddd84edabac1_20191126_150834
8962019-11-25pointscsv12List of datasetsList of species5ddbd0b24c043_20191125_080709
8972019-11-22pointscsv10List of datasetsList of species5dd7ad3262b92_20191122_065356
8982019-11-20pointsshapefile49List of datasetsList of species5dd5cd8650b79_20191120_184037
8992019-11-19pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5dd480a8df3b4_20191119_191206
9002019-11-19pointscsv2List of datasetsList of species5dd480a8df3b4_20191119_185547
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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.