Spatial and temporal characteristics of whale shark and manta aggregations in the Western Caribbean & Gulf of Mexico

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 202120202019201820172016201520142013201220112010
Formats requested Types requested  
Gridded summary Type 1a (dist_taxa)258
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)0
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)176
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)0
diversity indexes (diversity)0
Observations based on criteria (points)105
All observations of species (whole_species)42
All observations in dataset (whole_dataset)22
  • 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
12021-11-24whole_speciescsv4861List of datasetsList of species619eb8ccdf29b_20211124_171255
22021-11-24pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species619e6582700d6_20211124_112037
32021-11-11dist_spshapefile822List of datasetsList of species618d4d066372c_20211111_121751
42021-11-11dist_spshapefile822List of datasetsList of species618d4d066372c_20211111_121508
52021-11-11dist_spshapefile822List of datasetsList of species618d4d066372c_20211111_121753
62021-11-11dist_spcsv822List of datasetsList of species618d4d066372c_20211111_121910
72021-11-11dist_spcsv822List of datasetsList of species618d4d066372c_20211111_121905
82021-11-11dist_spcsv822List of datasetsList of species618d4d066372c_20211111_121903
92021-11-11dist_spshapefile822List of datasetsList of species618d4d066372c_20211111_121551
102021-11-09dist_spshapefile2List of datasetsList of species618aca2c07c9f_20211109_142312
112021-11-09whole_speciesgdb2List of datasetsList of species618ac914633a4_20211109_142005
122021-11-09dist_spshapefile2List of datasetsList of species618abe52dab9e_20211109_133124
132021-11-08whole_speciescsv4861List of datasetsList of species61899882c8d17_20211108_164124
142021-11-03whole_speciesgdb2List of datasetsList of species6182b4d214ac6_20211103_121935
152021-11-03whole_speciescsv2List of datasetsList of species6182b4d214ac6_20211103_121844
162021-11-03whole_specieskml2List of datasetsList of species6182b4d214ac6_20211103_121951
172021-11-01dist_taxacsv1List of datasetsList of species61801cd808acf_20211101_130045
182021-10-26dist_spshapefile1012List of datasetsList of species61780a241ca56_20211026_104511
192021-10-21dist_spshapefile1313List of datasetsList of species61721d3d9cd5b_20211021_221413
202021-10-21pointsshapefile4863List of datasetsList of species61721d3d9cd5b_20211021_222126
212021-10-20dist_spkml1List of datasetsList of species61707ae61364f_20211020_163817
222021-10-20dist_spshapefile218List of datasetsList of species61707ae61364f_20211020_164450
232021-10-20dist_spkml217List of datasetsList of species61707ae61364f_20211020_163932
242021-10-20dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species61707ae61364f_20211020_163755
252021-10-20dist_spshapefile217List of datasetsList of species61707ae61364f_20211020_163915
262021-10-20dist_spkml218List of datasetsList of species61707ae61364f_20211020_164509
272021-10-09dist_taxacsv371List of datasetsList of species61618d585641f_20211009_084641
282021-10-09dist_taxacsv371List of datasetsList of species61618d585641f_20211009_084623
292021-10-01dist_taxakml824List of datasetsList of species6154741707ef2_20211001_012530
302021-08-25dist_taxakml824List of datasetsList of species6126a698b4008_20210825_162510
312021-08-22whole_speciescsv4861List of datasetsList of species61230588a621f_20210822_222252
322021-08-22whole_speciesgdb4861List of datasetsList of species61230588a621f_20210822_222257
332021-08-21whole_speciesgdb4861List of datasetsList of species61214a034ad03_20210821_145604
342021-08-21whole_speciesgdb4861List of datasetsList of species612135ad444f9_20210821_132718
352021-08-12dist_taxakml824List of datasetsList of species61151d37b6c5d_20210812_091056
362021-07-21dist_taxakml824List of datasetsList of species60f85ddccdb94_20210721_134847
372021-07-17dist_taxakml824List of datasetsList of species60f33c1987d1f_20210717_162346
382021-07-06whole_speciescsv4861List of datasetsList of species60e4e0916d42f_20210706_190055
392021-07-06dist_spcsv822List of datasetsList of species60e4e0916d42f_20210706_190545
402021-07-06whole_speciescsv4861List of datasetsList of species60e4e0916d42f_20210706_190139
412021-07-06whole_speciescsv4861List of datasetsList of species60e4d9c06f8ad_20210706_185026
422021-07-06whole_speciescsv4861List of datasetsList of species60e4d9c06f8ad_20210706_184946
432021-07-06whole_speciescsv4861List of datasetsList of species60e4d9c06f8ad_20210706_183228
442021-07-05whole_speciesgdb4861List of datasetsList of species60e33523ecc54_20210705_130346
452021-07-05whole_speciescsv4861List of datasetsList of species60e33523ecc54_20210705_135211
462021-07-05whole_speciescsv4861List of datasetsList of species60e33523ecc54_20210705_133750
472021-06-17dist_taxakml824List of datasetsList of species60cbbff6c9af8_20210617_180024
482021-06-17dist_taxakml824List of datasetsList of species60cbbff6c9af8_20210617_180023
492021-06-16whole_specieskml4863List of datasetsList of species60ca59d1308c7_20210616_162057
502021-06-13whole_specieskml4863List of datasetsList of species60c62b42a2d82_20210613_131818
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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.