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 202220212020201920182017
Formats requested Types requested  
Gridded summary Type 1a (dist_taxa)103
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)1
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)354
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)12
diversity indexes (diversity)4
Observations based on criteria (points)400
All observations of species (whole_species)141
All observations in dataset (whole_dataset)16
  • 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
12022-09-13whole_speciescsv2List of datasetsList of species_20220913_145749
22022-08-25whole_specieskml121List of datasetsList of species63083ef5e829e_20220825_233736
32022-08-25whole_speciescsv121List of datasetsList of species63083ef5e829e_20220825_233731
42022-08-19dist_taxakml755List of datasetsList of species62ffaeda9dca8_20220819_114110
52022-08-19dist_taxakml755List of datasetsList of species62ffaeda9dca8_20220819_114122
62022-08-13dist_taxakml755List of datasetsList of species62f7f0862f921_20220813_144744
72022-08-01whole_speciescsv20List of datasetsList of species62e80c470fa11_20220801_140522
82022-08-01whole_speciesgdb20List of datasetsList of species62e80c470fa11_20220801_135810
92022-08-01whole_speciescsv20List of datasetsList of species62e80c470fa11_20220801_140536
102022-07-28dist_spshapefile80List of datasetsList of species62e2b6b9bed99_20220728_122902
112022-07-28dist_spcsv80List of datasetsList of species62e2b6b9bed99_20220728_123037
122022-07-27dist_spshapefile94List of datasetsList of species62e1338ae5fda_20220727_085739
132022-07-27dist_spshapefile94List of datasetsList of species62e1338ae5fda_20220727_085024
142022-07-25pointscsv16List of datasetsList of species62de80c0bcdc2_20220725_085036
152022-07-25pointscsv16List of datasetsList of species62de80c0bcdc2_20220725_085636
162022-07-23dist_spcsv9List of datasetsList of species62dc4dc57c4e4_20220723_161732
172022-07-22dist_spshapefile105List of datasetsList of species62da541b3acb4_20220722_034712
182022-07-14dist_spshapefile9List of datasetsList of species62cfcaa3a627c_20220714_035345
192022-07-02dist_spkml2List of datasetsList of species62c06d2e55a5c_20220702_125145
202022-07-02whole_specieskml2List of datasetsList of species62c06d2e55a5c_20220702_175914
212022-07-02dist_spkml2List of datasetsList of species62c06d2e55a5c_20220702_175838
222022-07-02whole_specieskml2List of datasetsList of species62c06d2e55a5c_20220702_125135
232022-07-02dist_spkml6List of datasetsList of species62c0644735bfc_20220702_113152
242022-07-02dist_spkml6List of datasetsList of species62c0644735bfc_20220702_113819
252022-07-02dist_spkml6List of datasetsList of species62c0644735bfc_20220702_113643
262022-07-02dist_spkml2List of datasetsList of species62c051c095dcb_20220702_103807
272022-07-02dist_spkml6List of datasetsList of species62c061404eb22_20220702_114859
282022-07-01dist_spkml2List of datasetsList of species62bf9c878baee_20220701_212221
292022-06-22dist_taxakml755List of datasetsList of species62b33cc6754c4_20220622_120237
302022-06-17dist_spkml2List of datasetsList of species62acc53d58ffd_20220617_142215
312022-06-09whole_speciesgdb9List of datasetsList of species62a1d9f43a486_20220609_080519
322022-06-09whole_speciescsv9List of datasetsList of species62a1d9f43a486_20220609_081103
332022-06-08dist_spcsv9List of datasetsList of species62a0ba9ede707_20220608_110753
342022-06-08pointsshapefile84List of datasetsList of species62a092561d5e0_20220608_081454
352022-06-07dist_spshapefile2List of datasetsList of species629fecda9bf91_20220607_203050
362022-06-07dist_spcsv2List of datasetsList of species629fecda9bf91_20220607_203045
372022-06-07pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species629fb2069a8f3_20220607_161849
382022-05-31whole_specieskml84List of datasetsList of species6295dd18de53b_20220531_052952
392022-05-27dist_spshapefile105List of datasetsList of species6290fe0154b02_20220527_133550
402022-05-24whole_speciescsv109List of datasetsList of species628cf73a4e778_20220524_113632
412022-05-24whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species628cf2fba413c_20220524_111544
422022-05-24pointscsv85List of datasetsList of species628cf2fba413c_20220524_111132
432022-05-24pointscsv84List of datasetsList of species628cf2fba413c_20220524_110820
442022-05-23whole_speciescsv2List of datasetsList of species628c1431e0ab0_20220523_192041
452022-05-23dist_spcsv9List of datasetsList of species628c17f83ba6e_20220523_192728
462022-05-23dist_spcsv11List of datasetsList of species628c1431e0ab0_20220523_191539
472022-05-19dist_taxawfs749List of datasetsList of species6285ce74d89aa_20220519_010316
482022-05-19dist_taxashapefile749List of datasetsList of species6285ce74d89aa_20220519_011659
492022-05-19dist_taxawfs749List of datasetsList of species6285ce74d89aa_20220519_010319
502022-05-19pointsshapefile884List of datasetsList of species6285ce74d89aa_20220519_013748
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.