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)104
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)1
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)366
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)12
diversity indexes (diversity)4
Observations based on criteria (points)405
All observations of species (whole_species)169
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
3012021-10-12dist_spkml853List of datasetsList of species6164a780adba0_20211012_130323
3022021-10-12dist_spkml853List of datasetsList of species6164a780adba0_20211012_130400
3032021-10-12dist_spkml853List of datasetsList of species6164a780adba0_20211012_130325
3042021-10-12dist_spkml853List of datasetsList of species6164a780adba0_20211012_130324
3052021-10-12dist_spkml853List of datasetsList of species6164a780adba0_20211012_130316
3062021-10-12dist_spkml821List of datasetsList of species6164a780adba0_20211012_130211
3072021-10-12dist_spkml853List of datasetsList of species6164a780adba0_20211012_130319
3082021-10-11dist_spshapefile9List of datasetsList of species6164ad522131e_20211011_173232
3092021-10-10whole_specieskml9List of datasetsList of species6163643bf1802_20211010_181444
3102021-10-10whole_specieskml9List of datasetsList of species6163643bf1802_20211010_181446
3112021-10-06pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species615e2b112da5b_20211006_191432
3122021-10-04dist_spcsv2List of datasetsList of species615b8d035502c_20211004_192504
3132021-10-04whole_speciesgdb107List of datasetsList of species615af1d77fead_20211004_103824
3142021-10-01dist_taxakml755List of datasetsList of species6154741707ef2_20211001_012530
3152021-09-30dist_spkml9List of datasetsList of species615665ecd5bb2_20210930_214759
3162021-09-30dist_spkml9List of datasetsList of species615664ca6c6db_20210930_214743
3172021-09-30pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species6155dd752a21b_20210930_121008
3182021-09-30whole_specieswfs9List of datasetsList of species615665896140f_20210930_215845
3192021-09-30whole_specieswms9List of datasetsList of species615629c39a98f_20210930_172204
3202021-09-28dist_spcsv2List of datasetsList of species61533a3f38625_20210928_120023
3212021-09-28dist_spcsv2List of datasetsList of species615366fdc2a82_20210928_150904
3222021-09-28dist_spshapefile2List of datasetsList of species61533a3f38625_20210928_122410
3232021-09-24dist_spshapefile9List of datasetsList of species614e291a8bb35_20210924_154840
3242021-09-24whole_specieskml9List of datasetsList of species614e291a8bb35_20210924_154336
3252021-09-24dist_spshapefile9List of datasetsList of species614e291a8bb35_20210924_154601
3262021-09-24dist_spshapefile9List of datasetsList of species614e2bdca9796_20210924_160241
3272021-09-24dist_spwfs9List of datasetsList of species614e291a8bb35_20210924_154544
3282021-09-24dist_spshapefile9List of datasetsList of species614e2bdca9796_20210924_160113
3292021-09-24dist_spkml9List of datasetsList of species614e291a8bb35_20210924_154558
3302021-09-24dist_spshapefile9List of datasetsList of species614e2bdca9796_20210924_155003
3312021-09-24dist_spwms9List of datasetsList of species614e291a8bb35_20210924_154538
3322021-09-22dist_spshapefile755List of datasetsList of species614b6ee348c4d_20210922_142711
3332021-09-22dist_spcsv755List of datasetsList of species614b860c04ba1_20210922_154803
3342021-09-14whole_specieskml1List of datasetsList of species6140f8ef17eea_20210914_154207
3352021-09-13whole_specieskml20List of datasetsList of species6137a3bfe6ce4_20210913_151701
3362021-09-13whole_specieskml2List of datasetsList of species6137a3bfe6ce4_20210913_131457
3372021-09-13whole_specieskml107List of datasetsList of species613fa7994ddd5_20210913_160314
3382021-09-13whole_specieskml17List of datasetsList of species613fa7994ddd5_20210913_153427
3392021-09-13whole_specieskml107List of datasetsList of species613fa7994ddd5_20210913_160650
3402021-09-13whole_specieskml84List of datasetsList of species613fa7994ddd5_20210913_161338
3412021-09-10whole_specieskml9List of datasetsList of species6137a3bfe6ce4_20210910_161322
3422021-09-10whole_specieskml109List of datasetsList of species6137a3bfe6ce4_20210910_144426
3432021-09-09whole_specieskml3List of datasetsList of species6137a3bfe6ce4_20210909_184540
3442021-09-07dist_spshapefile72List of datasetsList of species61374eda69228_20210907_081427
3452021-08-30dist_spkml5List of datasetsList of species612d6536a3f15_20210830_191615
3462021-08-27whole_speciescsv9List of datasetsList of species61297e017b4d1_20210827_201256
3472021-08-27pointscsv1List of datasetsList of species612882d0dc3a8_20210827_022358
3482021-08-27pointscsv109List of datasetsList of species61290390e71cd_20210827_112507
3492021-08-27pointscsv1List of datasetsList of species6128cf750042c_20210827_074753
3502021-08-25dist_taxakml755List of datasetsList of species6126a698b4008_20210825_162510
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.