Red Sea Cetacean Review - Sightings
Tethys Research Institute

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 20242023
Formats requested Types requested  
Gridded summary Type 1a (dist_taxa)5
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)0
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)81
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)4
diversity indexes (diversity)0
Observations based on criteria (points)21
All observations of species (whole_species)108
All observations in dataset (whole_dataset)2
  • 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
12024-02-19whole_speciescsv121List of datasetsList of species65d37d2668de3_20240219_114625
22024-02-17whole_speciescsv84List of datasetsList of species65d1204a20121_20240217_161051
32024-02-15dist_spcsv80List of datasetsList of species65cdcb48621d4_20240215_034009
42024-02-15whole_specieskml84List of datasetsList of species65cdd26d6b0cc_20240215_040119
52024-02-15dist_spcsv80List of datasetsList of species65cdcb48621d4_20240215_034006
62024-02-09pointsshapefile889List of datasetsList of species65c60244386de_20240209_060155
72024-02-09pointsshapefile889List of datasetsList of species65c60244386de_20240209_060151
82024-02-09whole_speciescsv109List of datasetsList of species65c6411559174_20240209_101354
92024-02-09dist_spshapefile83List of datasetsList of species65c622da44682_20240209_080458
102024-02-09dist_spshapefile109List of datasetsList of species65c61ea83c61f_20240209_074702
112024-02-09dist_spshapefile109List of datasetsList of species65c61ea83c61f_20240209_074656
122024-02-09whole_speciescsv84List of datasetsList of species65c6426b3748a_20240209_102007
132024-02-09dist_spshapefile2List of datasetsList of species65c58a38b7a90_20240208_211525
142024-02-08dist_spshapefile839List of datasetsList of species65c45e684654d_20240207_235716
152024-02-08dist_spcsv9List of datasetsList of species65c436ff82333_20240207_211729
162024-02-01dist_spkml2List of datasetsList of species65bbb07f2cc11_20240201_100153
172024-02-01dist_spshapefile839List of datasetsList of species65bb9691694da_20240201_080842
182024-01-27whole_speciescsv109List of datasetsList of species65b4c942f0c9f_20240127_075713
192024-01-23whole_speciescsv9List of datasetsList of species65af7e4eb052e_20240123_061813
202024-01-23whole_speciescsv2List of datasetsList of species65af7e4eb052e_20240123_082008
212024-01-23whole_speciescsv9List of datasetsList of species65af7e4eb052e_20240123_060114
222024-01-23whole_speciescsv9List of datasetsList of species65af7e4eb052e_20240123_054723
232024-01-23whole_speciescsv3List of datasetsList of species65af7e4eb052e_20240123_082428
242024-01-22whole_speciesgdb109List of datasetsList of species65aeef6278b20_20240122_175648
252024-01-22whole_speciesgdb109List of datasetsList of species65aeef6278b20_20240122_174707
262024-01-14dist_spkml9List of datasetsList of species65a3386062471_20240113_203939
272024-01-14dist_spcsv9List of datasetsList of species65a3386062471_20240113_203834
282024-01-14dist_spkml9List of datasetsList of species65a3386062471_20240113_203843
292024-01-05pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species65981ddbecec0_20240105_102514
302024-01-05pointsshapefile436List of datasetsList of species659814eb115e8_20240105_133454
312024-01-05pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species659814eb115e8_20240105_095425
322024-01-04whole_speciesgdb2List of datasetsList of species6596f2fd9fa13_20240104_130839
332024-01-04whole_speciesgdb2List of datasetsList of species6596f2fd9fa13_20240104_131446
342024-01-04whole_speciesgdb2List of datasetsList of species6596f71e96f8d_20240104_132622
352024-01-04whole_speciescsv2List of datasetsList of species65966cd70f862_20240104_035713
362024-01-03whole_speciescsv2List of datasetsList of species6595838a58c89_20240103_144248
372024-01-03whole_speciescsv2List of datasetsList of species6595838a58c89_20240103_144250
382023-12-30dist_spkml18List of datasetsList of species65905ccdc19f5_20231230_131928
392023-12-29dist_spkml9List of datasetsList of species658ed8e099151_20231229_093839
402023-12-27whole_speciescsv156List of datasetsList of species658c1a50813e1_20231227_075119
412023-12-27whole_speciescsv121List of datasetsList of species658c1a50813e1_20231227_075008
422023-12-27whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species658c1a50813e1_20231227_075039
432023-12-27whole_speciescsv20List of datasetsList of species658c1a50813e1_20231227_074922
442023-12-27whole_speciescsv2List of datasetsList of species658c1a50813e1_20231227_074846
452023-12-27whole_speciescsv109List of datasetsList of species658c1a50813e1_20231227_074806
462023-12-27whole_speciescsv3List of datasetsList of species658c1a50813e1_20231227_074728
472023-12-27whole_speciescsv7List of datasetsList of species658c231c40155_20231227_081703
482023-12-27whole_speciescsv9List of datasetsList of species658c231c40155_20231227_081824
492023-12-27whole_speciescsv84List of datasetsList of species658c1a50813e1_20231227_075232
502023-12-20whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species65835d6c771af_20231220_163430
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.