United Kingdom National Whale Stranding Database 1913-2008
The Natural History Museum, London

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)6
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)2
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)154
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)7
diversity indexes (diversity)0
Observations based on criteria (points)31
All observations of species (whole_species)315
All observations in dataset (whole_dataset)1
  • 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
3012023-09-19whole_speciesgdb15List of datasetsList of species65097a7ca6fdf_20230919_064858
3022023-09-19whole_speciescsv15List of datasetsList of species65097a7ca6fdf_20230919_064850
3032023-09-19dist_spcsv10List of datasetsList of species6509792757183_20230919_064521
3042023-09-19dist_spcsv10List of datasetsList of species6509792757183_20230919_064841
3052023-09-19dist_spcsv10List of datasetsList of species6509792757183_20230919_063940
3062023-09-18dist_taxakml11284List of datasetsList of species6508f34525502_20230918_210342
3072023-09-18dist_spkml77List of datasetsList of species65087e6c22fd8_20230918_125243
3082023-09-17whole_speciescsv90List of datasetsList of species6506837f5d95d_20230917_004851
3092023-09-14whole_speciescsv67List of datasetsList of species6503366e2a46d_20230914_124000
3102023-09-05dist_spcsv3270List of datasetsList of species64f73031c1008_20230905_095021
3112023-09-01whole_speciesgdb5423List of datasetsList of species64f20442e94e8_20230901_113344
3122023-09-01whole_speciesgdb90List of datasetsList of species64f202e360473_20230901_112748
3132023-09-01whole_speciesgdb390List of datasetsList of species64f2024b5f0c0_20230901_112517
3142023-09-01whole_speciesgdb1List of datasetsList of species64f1fb5596183_20230901_105533
3152023-09-01whole_speciesgdb372List of datasetsList of species64f201762f4f9_20230901_112140
3162023-09-01whole_speciesgdb67List of datasetsList of species64f1fa6bc2524_20230901_105137
3172023-09-01whole_speciesgdb132List of datasetsList of species64f200c9a742f_20230901_111855
3182023-09-01whole_speciesgdb4List of datasetsList of species64f1f9ea6df0d_20230901_104930
3192023-09-01whole_speciesgdb1170List of datasetsList of species64f20016a992e_20230901_111555
3202023-09-01whole_speciesshapefile409List of datasetsList of species64f1f54e36202_20230901_103538
3212023-09-01whole_speciesshapefile177List of datasetsList of species64f1f54e36202_20230901_103127
3222023-09-01whole_speciesgdb15List of datasetsList of species64f1ef3934965_20230901_101340
3232023-09-01whole_speciesgdb177List of datasetsList of species64f204b6ee96e_20230901_113624
3242023-09-01whole_speciesgdb90List of datasetsList of species64f202e360473_20230901_113139
3252023-08-31pointskml1170List of datasetsList of species64ee146c73474_20230831_122158
3262023-08-31dist_spshapefile67List of datasetsList of species64f0b75387a90_20230831_120147
3272023-08-31dist_spshapefile67List of datasetsList of species64f0b75387a90_20230831_120753
3282023-08-29pointskml13442List of datasetsList of species64ee62af81f40_20230829_173437
3292023-08-29dist_spshapefile77List of datasetsList of species64ee070a6ae19_20230829_110856
3302023-08-29dist_spcsv77List of datasetsList of species64ee070a6ae19_20230829_110844
3312023-08-28dist_spkml80List of datasetsList of species64eca9c09ff24_20230828_105346
3322023-08-26whole_speciesgdb67List of datasetsList of species64ea060b997b3_20230826_100605
3332023-08-18whole_speciesgdb67List of datasetsList of species64df33f5f1c55_20230818_050415
3342023-08-18whole_speciesgdb409List of datasetsList of species64df76fedbd23_20230818_095328
3352023-08-18whole_speciesgdb409List of datasetsList of species64df76fedbd23_20230818_095325
3362023-08-18whole_speciesgdb13List of datasetsList of species64df76394a97e_20230818_094700
3372023-08-18whole_speciesgdb4List of datasetsList of species64df75aba25b0_20230818_094456
3382023-08-18whole_speciesgdb25List of datasetsList of species64df72c490945_20230818_093923
3392023-08-18whole_speciesgdb15List of datasetsList of species64df358e3ce7c_20230818_051230
3402023-08-18whole_speciesgdb177List of datasetsList of species64df22669ddc6_20230818_034947
3412023-08-18whole_speciesgdb25List of datasetsList of species64df374584b3f_20230818_052041
3422023-08-14dist_spcsv639List of datasetsList of species64da8e89b0663_20230814_164151
3432023-08-14dist_spcsv13List of datasetsList of species64da7015132e7_20230814_142031
3442023-08-07dist_taxakml11284List of datasetsList of species64d0fae7ae3a9_20230807_100906
3452023-07-24dist_spcsv531List of datasetsList of species64be6323072a1_20230724_074119
3462023-07-22dist_spcsv407List of datasetsList of species64bc84da45091_20230722_214706
3472023-07-14dist_spcsv1904List of datasetsList of species64b152ba5f584_20230714_095426
3482023-07-12whole_speciescsv265List of datasetsList of species64ae6ac61a7dc_20230712_050228
3492023-07-12whole_speciescsv265List of datasetsList of species64ae6ac61a7dc_20230712_051012
3502023-07-10whole_speciesgdb90List of datasetsList of species64ac0405c67a8_20230710_091410
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.