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
6012020-10-20pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5f8e552597b81_20201019_231136
6022020-10-20pointskml9List of datasetsList of species5f8e55ab14574_20201019_231303
6032020-10-20pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5f8e5c002157b_20201019_235043
6042020-10-20pointskml9List of datasetsList of species5f8e5c002157b_20201019_234938
6052020-10-19dist_spkml9List of datasetsList of species5f8df35815829_20201019_170907
6062020-10-19dist_spshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5f8debba4a04a_20201019_154317
6072020-10-19dist_spkml9List of datasetsList of species5f8debba4a04a_20201019_154303
6082020-10-19dist_spshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5f8dfeb632e6b_20201019_170213
6092020-10-19dist_spkml9List of datasetsList of species5f8dfee2a18a7_20201019_170457
6102020-10-19dist_spshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5f8dfe5323337_20201019_170021
6112020-10-19dist_spcsv9List of datasetsList of species5f8df39bab70a_20201019_165946
6122020-10-19pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5f8de0c06781d_20201019_145702
6132020-10-19pointskml9List of datasetsList of species5f8de0c06781d_20201019_145808
6142020-10-19pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5f8df33977e97_20201019_161521
6152020-10-19pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species5f8cf3a1e740d_20201018_221151
6162020-10-19pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species5f8ddfcfaa1ef_20201019_145437
6172020-10-19pointskml9List of datasetsList of species5f8ddfcfaa1ef_20201019_145429
6182020-10-19pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5f8dd70624b52_20201019_142257
6192020-10-19pointskml9List of datasetsList of species5f8dd70624b52_20201019_142527
6202020-10-19pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5f8cee9753aed_20201018_214129
6212020-10-19dist_spshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5f8de517d39d4_20201019_151325
6222020-10-19dist_spshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5f8de517d39d4_20201019_151359
6232020-10-18dist_spcsv9List of datasetsList of species5f8c88490442a_20201018_142514
6242020-10-18dist_spcsv9List of datasetsList of species5f8c8896bf7c2_20201018_142700
6252020-10-16dist_spshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5f890afdb067b_20201015_225320
6262020-10-16dist_spcsv9List of datasetsList of species5f8921c812dfd_20201016_003022
6272020-10-16dist_spkml9List of datasetsList of species5f8920cacbefa_20201016_002935
6282020-10-16dist_spcsv9List of datasetsList of species5f88fd0a33a96_20201015_225000
6292020-10-16dist_spkml9List of datasetsList of species5f890a666a5fa_20201015_225206
6302020-10-16dist_spshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5f8920cacbefa_20201016_002946
6312020-10-16dist_spkml9List of datasetsList of species5f88f46930ed3_20201015_214402
6322020-10-16dist_spshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5f88f46930ed3_20201015_211930
6332020-10-16pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5f89068a03a3d_20201015_223945
6342020-10-16pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5f89068a03a3d_20201015_223731
6352020-10-15dist_taxakml755List of datasetsList of species5f88be321c6f5_20201015_172626
6362020-10-15dist_taxakml755List of datasetsList of species5f88be321c6f5_20201015_172625
6372020-10-15dist_taxakml755List of datasetsList of species5f88be321c6f5_20201015_172622
6382020-10-15dist_taxakml755List of datasetsList of species5f88be321c6f5_20201015_172627
6392020-10-14pointsshapefile84List of datasetsList of species5f8705ace2736_20201014_101843
6402020-10-14pointscsv84List of datasetsList of species5f8705ace2736_20201014_101931
6412020-10-14pointskml84List of datasetsList of species5f86c38ac033f_20201014_052902
6422020-10-14dist_spkml72List of datasetsList of species5f86c7f066943_20201014_054550
6432020-10-14dist_spkml72List of datasetsList of species5f86c7f066943_20201014_054548
6442020-10-14pointskml84List of datasetsList of species5f86c38ac033f_20201014_052905
6452020-10-14pointsshapefile84List of datasetsList of species5f874891bfe60_20201014_145638
6462020-10-12pointsshapefile126List of datasetsList of species5f845eb6d939d_20201012_095128
6472020-10-09pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species5f7fbbc680234_20201008_212946
6482020-10-05dist_spkml8List of datasetsList of species5f7ae6586b146_20201005_052914
6492020-10-05pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species5f7b36707190d_20201005_111219
6502020-10-05pointsshapefile889List of datasetsList of species5f7aeae5c9f21_20201005_054649
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.