Happywhale - Southern Bottlenose Whale in South Atlantic Ocean

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 2021202020192018
Formats requested Types requested  
Gridded summary Type 1a (dist_taxa)63
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)0
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)57
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)0
diversity indexes (diversity)0
Observations based on criteria (points)39
All observations of species (whole_species)18
All observations in dataset (whole_dataset)14
  • 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
512021-05-12dist_taxakml5List of datasetsList of species609bee016b948_20210512_110611
522021-04-21whole_datasetkml5List of datasetsList of species6080b25e34eff_20210421_192717
532021-04-21whole_datasetkml5List of datasetsList of species6080b25e34eff_20210421_192639
542021-04-21whole_datasetkml5List of datasetsList of species6080b25e34eff_20210421_192659
552021-04-20dist_taxakml5List of datasetsList of species607f02ea892b3_20210420_123734
562021-04-19dist_taxakml5List of datasetsList of species607d9fc610cb5_20210419_113114
572021-04-19dist_taxakml5List of datasetsList of species607d9fc610cb5_20210419_113203
582021-04-13whole_specieskml5List of datasetsList of species60755d3d182c8_20210413_050004
592021-04-12dist_taxakml5List of datasetsList of species6074b98e77b63_20210412_172147
602021-04-09dist_spcsv5List of datasetsList of species606ff0f550a5d_20210409_022300
612021-04-08whole_specieskml5List of datasetsList of species606f6b8bd87a6_20210408_165640
622021-04-08whole_specieskml5List of datasetsList of species606f03b94a9f0_20210408_093957
632021-04-08whole_specieskml5List of datasetsList of species606f03b94a9f0_20210408_094447
642021-04-08whole_specieskml5List of datasetsList of species606f03b94a9f0_20210408_094015
652021-04-06whole_datasetkml5List of datasetsList of species606cfecf3743a_20210406_204707
662021-04-06whole_datasetkml5List of datasetsList of species606cfecf3743a_20210406_204703
672021-03-30dist_taxakml5List of datasetsList of species60638923db247_20210330_163012
682021-03-26whole_datasetkml5List of datasetsList of species605d2ce781161_20210326_150839
692021-03-24dist_taxakml5List of datasetsList of species605ba47550175_20210324_180727
702021-03-20whole_specieskml5List of datasetsList of species60568d3a980af_20210320_202307
712021-03-20whole_specieskml5List of datasetsList of species60568d3a980af_20210320_202850
722021-03-20whole_specieskml5List of datasetsList of species60568d3a980af_20210320_201137
732021-03-20whole_specieskml5List of datasetsList of species60568d3a980af_20210320_201410
742021-03-19dist_taxakml5List of datasetsList of species605498e0665e8_20210319_083009
752021-03-18dist_taxakml5List of datasetsList of species6053b2d48d14a_20210318_160843
762021-03-15dist_spcsv5List of datasetsList of species604f661580d3b_20210315_095404
772021-03-15dist_spshapefile5List of datasetsList of species604f661580d3b_20210315_095405
782021-03-13pointscsv5List of datasetsList of species604ca9e56bd50_20210313_071025
792021-03-08whole_specieskml5List of datasetsList of species604676c3f1fed_20210308_163737
802021-03-08whole_specieskml5List of datasetsList of species60468bbd8970f_20210308_154512
812021-02-28whole_specieskml5List of datasetsList of species603be1ae41441_20210228_134104
822021-02-26whole_datasetkml5List of datasetsList of species6039b58e961d7_20210226_222050
832021-02-25whole_datasetkml5List of datasetsList of species603773550866e_20210225_050943
842021-02-25whole_datasetkml5List of datasetsList of species603773550866e_20210225_052345
852021-02-16whole_datasetkml5List of datasetsList of species602c3cfe4b166_20210216_165342
862021-02-09whole_speciescsv5List of datasetsList of species6022c2c2b1618_20210209_121351
872021-02-08dist_spcsv5List of datasetsList of species6021ce8871c62_20210208_190143
882021-01-18dist_spshapefile5List of datasetsList of species6005a83fdaeb7_20210118_103139
892021-01-04dist_taxakml5List of datasetsList of species5ff30e43489d9_20210104_082653
902021-01-04dist_taxakml5List of datasetsList of species5ff30e43489d9_20210104_082655
912021-01-03dist_spkml5List of datasetsList of species5ff1eed26daca_20210103_112108
922020-12-31dist_taxakml5List of datasetsList of species5fee86ec25d4b_20201231_212051
932020-12-16dist_taxakml5List of datasetsList of species5fd9ba2943ac6_20201216_024143
942020-11-23pointsshapefile5List of datasetsList of species5fbb8442e4399_20201123_044409
952020-11-23pointsshapefile5List of datasetsList of species5fbb7e4398180_20201123_041831
962020-10-15dist_taxakml4List of datasetsList of species5f88be321c6f5_20201015_172626
972020-10-15dist_taxakml4List of datasetsList of species5f88be321c6f5_20201015_172622
982020-10-15dist_taxakml4List of datasetsList of species5f88be321c6f5_20201015_172627
992020-10-15dist_taxakml4List of datasetsList of species5f88be321c6f5_20201015_172625
1002020-10-05pointsshapefile4List of datasetsList of species5f7aeae5c9f21_20201005_054649
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  • 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 Goolge 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.