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 20242023
Formats requested Types requested  
Gridded summary Type 1a (dist_taxa)10
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)0
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)21
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)1
diversity indexes (diversity)0
Observations based on criteria (points)10
All observations of species (whole_species)6
All observations in dataset (whole_dataset)0
  • 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
12024-05-04pointscsv4862List of datasetsList of species66365ca4ee3af_20240504_125113
22024-05-04dist_spcsv1313List of datasetsList of species66365ca4ee3af_20240504_121530
32024-05-02pointsshapefile4862List of datasetsList of species6634092535e48_20240502_175122
42024-05-02pointsshapefile4862List of datasetsList of species6634092535e48_20240502_175125
52024-04-03dist_spkml1313List of datasetsList of species660d4fa21fcfd_20240403_085202
62024-04-03dist_spshapefile1313List of datasetsList of species660d4fa21fcfd_20240403_085159
72024-04-03dist_spwms1313List of datasetsList of species660d4fa21fcfd_20240403_085211
82024-03-14pointscsv656List of datasetsList of species65f2447ee5956_20240314_000421
92024-03-12dist_spshapefile1091List of datasetsList of species65efb0beb47d6_20240311_220031
102024-03-12dist_spkml1091List of datasetsList of species65efb0beb47d6_20240311_220311
112024-03-12dist_spcsv1091List of datasetsList of species65efb0beb47d6_20240311_215719
122024-03-12dist_taxakml824List of datasetsList of species65f069f854b13_20240312_104516
132024-03-12dist_spcsv1091List of datasetsList of species65efb37c7b9d4_20240311_215727
142024-03-12dist_spkml1091List of datasetsList of species65efb37c7b9d4_20240311_220309
152024-03-12dist_spshapefile1091List of datasetsList of species65efb37c7b9d4_20240311_220032
162024-03-12pointscsv4197List of datasetsList of species65efb0f864bf2_20240311_215747
172024-03-12pointskml4197List of datasetsList of species65efb0f864bf2_20240311_220351
182024-03-12pointsshapefile4197List of datasetsList of species65efb0f864bf2_20240311_220333
192024-03-12pointscsv1022List of datasetsList of species65f07155b6162_20240312_112138
202024-03-12pointsshapefile1022List of datasetsList of species65f07155b6162_20240312_112256
212024-02-17dist_sp_h3shapefile1597List of datasetsList of species65d042de9fdc6_20240217_004346
222024-02-03dist_spcsv824List of datasetsList of species65be2b78ed257_20240203_090707
232024-02-03dist_spcsv824List of datasetsList of species65be2b78ed257_20240203_070507
242024-02-03dist_spcsv824List of datasetsList of species65be2b78ed257_20240203_090522
252024-02-03dist_spshapefile824List of datasetsList of species65be2b78ed257_20240203_090616
262024-01-25dist_spshapefile2793List of datasetsList of species65b2370ec41f5_20240125_053102
272023-10-17pointscsv2593List of datasetsList of species652ef00c0fd90_20231017_163913
282023-10-15dist_spcsv824List of datasetsList of species652bd2f5ada0c_20231015_075449
292023-10-09dist_taxakml824List of datasetsList of species652401c11ab5c_20231009_093933
302023-10-02dist_taxakml824List of datasetsList of species651b4bd5e8581_20231002_190217
312023-09-18dist_taxakml824List of datasetsList of species6508f34525502_20230918_210342
322023-09-15whole_speciescsv4861List of datasetsList of species65049557cf029_20230915_133730
332023-09-14dist_taxashapefile127List of datasetsList of species650310cf06029_20230914_095958
342023-09-14dist_taxakml690List of datasetsList of species650310cf06029_20230914_132948
352023-09-14dist_taxashapefile690List of datasetsList of species650310cf06029_20230914_133609
362023-08-15dist_spkml2List of datasetsList of species64dbe041f0e15_20230815_165057
372023-08-07dist_taxakml824List of datasetsList of species64d0fae7ae3a9_20230807_100906
382023-07-24dist_taxacsv288List of datasetsList of species64bec32614df6_20230724_143358
392023-06-30dist_taxakml824List of datasetsList of species649e8cefecd92_20230630_040824
402023-06-19dist_spcsv824List of datasetsList of species6490f3039ea3a_20230619_203450
412023-06-19dist_spcsv1313List of datasetsList of species6490f3039ea3a_20230619_205403
422023-06-16whole_speciescsv4861List of datasetsList of species648c6d0759471_20230616_101307
432023-06-15dist_spcsv1311List of datasetsList of species648b2aa48714a_20230615_112839
442023-06-15whole_speciescsv4861List of datasetsList of species648b2aa48714a_20230615_111910
452023-04-18whole_speciescsv4861List of datasetsList of species643f27f7bb74e_20230418_201717
462023-04-12whole_speciesgdb4861List of datasetsList of species6436bcbc8ed13_20230412_104509
472023-01-27dist_spcsv2List of datasetsList of species63d42f05ae4bf_20230127_151651
482023-01-27whole_speciescsv4861List of datasetsList of species63d41a8f94ccb_20230127_134954
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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 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.