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
9512020-10-14dist_spkml47List of datasetsList of species5f86c7f066943_20201014_054550
9522020-10-14dist_spkml47List of datasetsList of species5f86c7f066943_20201014_054548
9532020-10-14pointskml484List of datasetsList of species5f86c38ac033f_20201014_052902
9542020-10-14pointskml484List of datasetsList of species5f86c38ac033f_20201014_052905
9552020-10-14pointsshapefile484List of datasetsList of species5f874891bfe60_20201014_145638
9562020-10-13pointscsv49List of datasetsList of species5f8623a1551b0_20201013_181539
9572020-10-13pointscsv49List of datasetsList of species5f861d02ea133_20201013_174201
9582020-10-13pointscsv26List of datasetsList of species5f84fdbc09326_20201012_214746
9592020-10-12pointsshapefile1551List of datasetsList of species5f845eb6d939d_20201012_095128
9602020-10-10pointsshapefile3List of datasetsList of species5f81593a05e6d_20201010_031428
9612020-10-09dist_spcsv4List of datasetsList of species5f80a36103e22_20201009_135827
9622020-10-09pointscsv21List of datasetsList of species5f7fc5170eebd_20201008_221310
9632020-10-09pointscsv2List of datasetsList of species5f7fbbc680234_20201008_212946
9642020-10-09pointsshapefile8List of datasetsList of species5f8096ace20a9_20201009_133348
9652020-10-09pointswfs8List of datasetsList of species5f8096ace20a9_20201009_133109
9662020-10-08dist_spkml1List of datasetsList of species5f7f5f350f94e_20201008_145016
9672020-10-05dist_spkml5List of datasetsList of species5f7ae6586b146_20201005_052914
9682020-10-05pointscsv2List of datasetsList of species5f7b36707190d_20201005_111219
9692020-10-05pointsshapefile551List of datasetsList of species5f7aeae5c9f21_20201005_054649
9702020-09-25pointsshapefile21List of datasetsList of species5f6e2a03354ac_20200925_134433
9712020-09-25pointscsv21List of datasetsList of species5f6e2a03354ac_20200925_134209
9722020-09-24dist_spcsv6List of datasetsList of species5f6d14635b368_20200924_180404
9732020-09-24pointscsv19List of datasetsList of species5f6d14635b368_20200924_180750
9742020-09-23pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5f6b0d35c0157_20200923_050422
9752020-09-22dist_spkml71List of datasetsList of species5f69649515e7e_20200921_224913
9762020-09-22dist_spkml71List of datasetsList of species5f69649515e7e_20200921_224917
9772020-09-17pointscsv49List of datasetsList of species5f63db8aef90c_20200917_180441
9782020-09-17dist_spshapefile30List of datasetsList of species5f63a1d61597a_20200917_141215
9792020-09-16pointsshapefile10List of datasetsList of species5f625322c25d5_20200916_143403
9802020-09-15dist_spshapefile49List of datasetsList of species5f60e3ef17a90_20200915_154212
9812020-09-14pointscsv10List of datasetsList of species5f5f358411d43_20200914_055122
9822020-09-14pointscsv10List of datasetsList of species5f5f358411d43_20200914_053517
9832020-09-11pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5f5ba1e7ba735_20200911_122811
9842020-09-04dist_spkml5List of datasetsList of species5f52405d2157c_20200904_092627
9852020-09-04dist_spkml5List of datasetsList of species5f52405d2157c_20200904_092629
9862020-09-03pointskml2List of datasetsList of species5f50ffcee563e_20200903_114027
9872020-09-03dist_spkml2List of datasetsList of species5f50ffcee563e_20200903_113855
9882020-08-20dist_taxakml642List of datasetsList of species5f3ed96279aac_20200820_162203
9892020-08-19dist_spshapefile7List of datasetsList of species5f3da19777769_20200819_181418
9902020-08-16pointscsv484List of datasetsList of species5f3999d8a5848_20200816_164240
9912020-08-16pointsshapefile484List of datasetsList of species5f3999d8a5848_20200816_164437
9922020-08-16pointscsv484List of datasetsList of species5f3999d8a5848_20200816_164426
9932020-08-16pointsshapefile484List of datasetsList of species5f3999d8a5848_20200816_164330
9942020-08-16pointskml484List of datasetsList of species5f3999d8a5848_20200816_164412
9952020-08-12pointsshapefile49List of datasetsList of species5f342f38b90b1_20200812_141804
9962020-08-12pointscsv49List of datasetsList of species5f342f38b90b1_20200812_141643
9972020-08-12dist_spcsv13List of datasetsList of species5f342f38b90b1_20200812_141007
9982020-08-12dist_spshapefile13List of datasetsList of species5f342f38b90b1_20200812_141333
9992020-08-06pointscsv21List of datasetsList of species5f2c4b94d95e4_20200806_142933
10002020-08-06dist_spcsv6List of datasetsList of species5f2c4b94d95e4_20200806_143555
List of datasets


  • 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.