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
5512020-10-20pointskml9List of datasetsList of species5f8e5c002157b_20201019_234938
5522020-10-20pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5f8e5c002157b_20201019_235043
5532020-10-19dist_spkml9List of datasetsList of species5f8df35815829_20201019_170907
5542020-10-19dist_spshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5f8debba4a04a_20201019_154317
5552020-10-19dist_spkml9List of datasetsList of species5f8debba4a04a_20201019_154303
5562020-10-19dist_spshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5f8dfeb632e6b_20201019_170213
5572020-10-19dist_spcsv9List of datasetsList of species5f8df39bab70a_20201019_165946
5582020-10-19dist_spshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5f8dfe5323337_20201019_170021
5592020-10-19dist_spkml9List of datasetsList of species5f8dfee2a18a7_20201019_170457
5602020-10-19pointskml9List of datasetsList of species5f8de0c06781d_20201019_145808
5612020-10-19pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5f8de0c06781d_20201019_145702
5622020-10-19pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5f8df33977e97_20201019_161521
5632020-10-19pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species5f8cf3a1e740d_20201018_221151
5642020-10-19pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species5f8ddfcfaa1ef_20201019_145437
5652020-10-19pointskml9List of datasetsList of species5f8ddfcfaa1ef_20201019_145429
5662020-10-19pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5f8dd70624b52_20201019_142257
5672020-10-19pointskml9List of datasetsList of species5f8dd70624b52_20201019_142527
5682020-10-19pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5f8cee9753aed_20201018_214129
5692020-10-19dist_spshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5f8de517d39d4_20201019_151325
5702020-10-19dist_spshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5f8de517d39d4_20201019_151359
5712020-10-18dist_spcsv9List of datasetsList of species5f8c88490442a_20201018_142514
5722020-10-18dist_spcsv9List of datasetsList of species5f8c8896bf7c2_20201018_142700
5732020-10-16dist_spkml9List of datasetsList of species5f890a666a5fa_20201015_225206
5742020-10-16dist_spcsv9List of datasetsList of species5f8921c812dfd_20201016_003022
5752020-10-16dist_spkml9List of datasetsList of species5f8920cacbefa_20201016_002935
5762020-10-16dist_spshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5f8920cacbefa_20201016_002946
5772020-10-16dist_spshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5f890afdb067b_20201015_225320
5782020-10-16dist_spcsv9List of datasetsList of species5f88fd0a33a96_20201015_225000
5792020-10-16dist_spshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5f88f46930ed3_20201015_211930
5802020-10-16dist_spkml9List of datasetsList of species5f88f46930ed3_20201015_214402
5812020-10-16pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5f89068a03a3d_20201015_223731
5822020-10-16pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5f89068a03a3d_20201015_223945
5832020-10-15dist_taxakml755List of datasetsList of species5f88be321c6f5_20201015_172627
5842020-10-15dist_taxakml755List of datasetsList of species5f88be321c6f5_20201015_172626
5852020-10-15dist_taxakml755List of datasetsList of species5f88be321c6f5_20201015_172622
5862020-10-15dist_taxakml755List of datasetsList of species5f88be321c6f5_20201015_172625
5872020-10-14pointscsv84List of datasetsList of species5f8705ace2736_20201014_101931
5882020-10-14pointsshapefile84List of datasetsList of species5f8705ace2736_20201014_101843
5892020-10-14dist_spkml72List of datasetsList of species5f86c7f066943_20201014_054550
5902020-10-14pointskml84List of datasetsList of species5f86c38ac033f_20201014_052905
5912020-10-14dist_spkml72List of datasetsList of species5f86c7f066943_20201014_054548
5922020-10-14pointskml84List of datasetsList of species5f86c38ac033f_20201014_052902
5932020-10-14pointsshapefile84List of datasetsList of species5f874891bfe60_20201014_145638
5942020-10-12pointsshapefile126List of datasetsList of species5f845eb6d939d_20201012_095128
5952020-10-09pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species5f7fbbc680234_20201008_212946
5962020-10-05dist_spkml8List of datasetsList of species5f7ae6586b146_20201005_052914
5972020-10-05pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species5f7b36707190d_20201005_111219
5982020-10-05pointsshapefile889List of datasetsList of species5f7aeae5c9f21_20201005_054649
5992020-09-28pointscsv55List of datasetsList of species5f71d2a987405_20200928_104252
6002020-09-28pointsshapefile55List of datasetsList of species5f71d2a987405_20200928_103925
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.