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
8512020-10-27pointskml84List of datasetsList of species5f97788791578_20201026_213413
8522020-10-26dist_spkml2List of datasetsList of species5f962c248fb5a_20201025_215428
8532020-10-26pointsshapefile28List of datasetsList of species5f963db9504b6_20201025_234646
8542020-10-26dist_spshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5f9657e3ae928_20201026_023507
8552020-10-26pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5f96b3546ba69_20201026_073838
8562020-10-26pointskml2List of datasetsList of species5f96b3546ba69_20201026_073824
8572020-10-26pointskml2List of datasetsList of species5f97172e395ba_20201026_143810
8582020-10-26pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5f97172e395ba_20201026_143702
8592020-10-26pointscsv2List of datasetsList of species_20201026_042906
8602020-10-26dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species5f97392a8405a_20201026_170554
8612020-10-26dist_spcsv2List of datasetsList of species5f964a70df0b3_20201026_001253
8622020-10-25dist_spshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5f9604957fe9d_20201025_191027
8632020-10-25pointsshapefile484List of datasetsList of species5f94c361dea2e_20201024_202139
8642020-10-25dist_spshapefile4List of datasetsList of species5f957a386a24b_20201025_091820
8652020-10-25pointsshapefile10List of datasetsList of species5f957a386a24b_20201025_092555
8662020-10-25pointskml2List of datasetsList of species5f9607bccee0f_20201025_192203
8672020-10-25pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5f9607bccee0f_20201025_192017
8682020-10-25pointscsv10List of datasetsList of species5f959e02ecdeb_20201025_114726
8692020-10-25pointsshapefile10List of datasetsList of species5f9592cd03a54_20201025_110431
8702020-10-25pointscsv2List of datasetsList of species5f954b35b4527_20201025_100350
8712020-10-25pointscsv2List of datasetsList of species5f95a191f3de2_20201025_120504
8722020-10-25pointscsv2List of datasetsList of species5f954b35b4527_20201025_061555
8732020-10-25pointscsv29List of datasetsList of species5f955264da6dd_20201025_063305
8742020-10-25pointsshapefile29List of datasetsList of species5f955264da6dd_20201025_063603
8752020-10-25pointscsv921List of datasetsList of species5f95e4febc55f_20201025_170003
8762020-10-25pointscsv921List of datasetsList of species5f95de1882a3b_20201025_163855
8772020-10-25pointsshapefile28List of datasetsList of species5f95fb0fd0633_20201025_183208
8782020-10-25pointscsv2List of datasetsList of species5f94cbedcafa4_20201024_211015
8792020-10-24pointscsv2List of datasetsList of species5f93bfeb42f23_20201024_015346
8802020-10-24dist_spcsv2List of datasetsList of species5f93c4df82c44_20201024_021559
8812020-10-24pointscsv2List of datasetsList of species5f93c4df82c44_20201024_020951
8822020-10-24pointsshapefile921List of datasetsList of species5f94210376e75_20201024_112920
8832020-10-24pointsshapefile921List of datasetsList of species5f940b26560c9_20201024_071521
8842020-10-24pointscsv921List of datasetsList of species5f9419959a1bb_20201024_081614
8852020-10-24pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5f942390cef96_20201024_085956
8862020-10-24dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species5f942390cef96_20201024_085702
8872020-10-24pointscsv2List of datasetsList of species5f9429ed16b06_20201024_095500
8882020-10-23pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5f92366c6e264_20201022_215213
8892020-10-21dist_spkml2List of datasetsList of species5f8fb99711796_20201021_003426
8902020-10-21pointskml2List of datasetsList of species5f9075413f32b_20201021_135941
8912020-10-21pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5f9075413f32b_20201021_135928
8922020-10-21pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5f906ea097cc1_20201021_133056
8932020-10-21pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5f906ea097cc1_20201021_132629
8942020-10-21pointskml2List of datasetsList of species5f906ea097cc1_20201021_132436
8952020-10-21pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5f90754f0fb94_20201021_135946
8962020-10-21pointskml2List of datasetsList of species5f90754f0fb94_20201021_140031
8972020-10-21pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5f90753bc13ce_20201021_135723
8982020-10-21pointskml2List of datasetsList of species5f90753bc13ce_20201021_135709
8992020-10-21pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5f90759131bdc_20201021_135931
9002020-10-21pointskml2List of datasetsList of species5f90759131bdc_20201021_135941
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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.