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)100
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)138
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
4012021-04-08whole_specieskml889List of datasetsList of species606f03b94a9f0_20210408_093957
4022021-04-08whole_specieskml889List of datasetsList of species606f03b94a9f0_20210408_094015
4032021-04-08whole_specieskml889List of datasetsList of species606f03b94a9f0_20210408_094447
4042021-04-06dist_spcsv9List of datasetsList of species606c33babc935_20210406_062233
4052021-04-06whole_datasetkml889List of datasetsList of species606cfecf3743a_20210406_204707
4062021-04-06whole_datasetkml889List of datasetsList of species606cfecf3743a_20210406_204703
4072021-03-31dist_spcsv9List of datasetsList of species606453a30e284_20210331_065642
4082021-03-30dist_taxakml755List of datasetsList of species60638923db247_20210330_163012
4092021-03-28dist_spkml9List of datasetsList of species60612e02104a7_20210328_213545
4102021-03-28dist_spkml9List of datasetsList of species60612e02104a7_20210328_213539
4112021-03-28dist_spshapefile72List of datasetsList of species60600571c4f57_20210328_003956
4122021-03-26whole_datasetkml889List of datasetsList of species605d2ce781161_20210326_150839
4132021-03-25dist_spkml362List of datasetsList of species605d158cef12f_20210325_190418
4142021-03-24dist_taxakml839List of datasetsList of species605ba47550175_20210324_180727
4152021-03-24dist_spshapefile9List of datasetsList of species605bac0706b79_20210324_171944
4162021-03-22dist_spcsv9List of datasetsList of species60588af59baaa_20210322_082030
4172021-03-20whole_specieskml9List of datasetsList of species605574bbc350c_20210320_000709
4182021-03-20whole_specieskml9List of datasetsList of species6055738b85cdd_20210320_000525
4192021-03-20whole_specieskml889List of datasetsList of species60568d3a980af_20210320_202307
4202021-03-20whole_specieskml889List of datasetsList of species60568d3a980af_20210320_202850
4212021-03-20whole_specieskml889List of datasetsList of species60568d3a980af_20210320_201137
4222021-03-20whole_specieskml889List of datasetsList of species60568d3a980af_20210320_201410
4232021-03-19dist_taxakml755List of datasetsList of species605498e0665e8_20210319_083009
4242021-03-18dist_taxakml755List of datasetsList of species6053b2d48d14a_20210318_160843
4252021-03-18dist_spshapefile9List of datasetsList of species605386f0628db_20210318_131528
4262021-03-16whole_specieswms9List of datasetsList of species6050d40696422_20210316_121948
4272021-03-16whole_specieswfs9List of datasetsList of species6050d40696422_20210316_125716
4282021-03-16whole_specieswfs9List of datasetsList of species6050d40696422_20210316_121225
4292021-03-15dist_spshapefile2List of datasetsList of species605028c85888b_20210315_234604
4302021-03-15dist_spcsv755List of datasetsList of species604f661580d3b_20210315_095404
4312021-03-15dist_spshapefile755List of datasetsList of species604f661580d3b_20210315_095405
4322021-03-13pointscsv889List of datasetsList of species604ca9e56bd50_20210313_071025
4332021-03-09dist_spcsv72List of datasetsList of species6047b6291ca20_20210309_212742
4342021-03-08whole_specieskml889List of datasetsList of species604676c3f1fed_20210308_163737
4352021-03-08whole_specieskml889List of datasetsList of species60468bbd8970f_20210308_154512
4362021-03-07whole_specieswfs9List of datasetsList of species60457a9d1bba0_20210307_202434
4372021-03-07whole_specieswfs9List of datasetsList of species60457a9d1bba0_20210307_202416
4382021-03-07whole_specieswfs9List of datasetsList of species60457a9d1bba0_20210307_204833
4392021-03-07whole_speciesgdb2List of datasetsList of species6044e4434bd9b_20210307_093858
4402021-03-07whole_specieskml2List of datasetsList of species6044e4434bd9b_20210307_093929
4412021-03-03dist_spcsv2List of datasetsList of species60405d029b2c8_20210303_231036
4422021-03-02dist_spcsv2List of datasetsList of species603e94f41cf0f_20210302_144811
4432021-03-01dist_spcsv2List of datasetsList of species603cf20d6cf0f_20210301_085520
4442021-02-28whole_specieskml889List of datasetsList of species603be1ae41441_20210228_134104
4452021-02-26whole_datasetkml889List of datasetsList of species6039b58e961d7_20210226_222050
4462021-02-25dist_spcsv9List of datasetsList of species603823f3e957f_20210225_173641
4472021-02-25dist_spshapefile9List of datasetsList of species603823f3e957f_20210225_173559
4482021-02-25whole_datasetkml889List of datasetsList of species603773550866e_20210225_052345
4492021-02-25whole_datasetkml889List of datasetsList of species603773550866e_20210225_050943
4502021-02-24dist_spcsv9List of datasetsList of species60367e4967db6_20210224_113141
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.