Tethys Research Institute shipboard survey cetacean sightings 1986-2012
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 20242023
Formats requested Types requested  
Gridded summary Type 1a (dist_taxa)7
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)2
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)131
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)7
diversity indexes (diversity)0
Observations based on criteria (points)39
All observations of species (whole_species)248
All observations in dataset (whole_dataset)4
  • 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
1512023-12-30dist_spkml960List of datasetsList of species65905ccdc19f5_20231230_131928
1522023-12-29dist_spkml941List of datasetsList of species658ed8e099151_20231229_093839
1532023-12-28whole_speciescsv572List of datasetsList of species658d790031719_20231228_085116
1542023-12-27whole_speciescsv2List of datasetsList of species658c1a50813e1_20231227_075332
1552023-12-27whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species658c231c40155_20231227_081703
1562023-12-27whole_speciescsv16List of datasetsList of species658c231c40155_20231227_081632
1572023-12-27whole_speciescsv23List of datasetsList of species658c231c40155_20231227_081824
1582023-12-27whole_speciescsv2070List of datasetsList of species658c1a50813e1_20231227_075232
1592023-12-27whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species658c1a50813e1_20231227_075119
1602023-12-27whole_speciescsv41List of datasetsList of species658c1a50813e1_20231227_075056
1612023-12-27whole_speciescsv33List of datasetsList of species658c1a50813e1_20231227_075008
1622023-12-27whole_speciescsv3746List of datasetsList of species658c1a50813e1_20231227_075039
1632023-12-27whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species658c1a50813e1_20231227_074922
1642023-12-27whole_speciescsv194List of datasetsList of species658c1a50813e1_20231227_074806
1652023-12-27whole_speciescsv86List of datasetsList of species658c1a50813e1_20231227_074728
1662023-12-27whole_speciescsv2List of datasetsList of species658c1a50813e1_20231227_075429
1672023-12-27whole_speciescsv69List of datasetsList of species658c1a50813e1_20231227_075358
1682023-12-27whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species658c1a50813e1_20231227_075313
1692023-12-27whole_speciescsv348List of datasetsList of species658c1a50813e1_20231227_073943
1702023-12-27whole_speciescsv1041List of datasetsList of species658c231c40155_20231227_081741
1712023-12-20whole_speciescsv3746List of datasetsList of species65835d6c771af_20231220_163430
1722023-12-20whole_speciescsv2070List of datasetsList of species65835d6c771af_20231220_163516
1732023-12-19dist_spcsv22List of datasetsList of species6580dfc3aec33_20231218_191516
1742023-12-18whole_speciescsv572List of datasetsList of species6580ab6742c43_20231218_165639
1752023-12-18whole_speciescsv1041List of datasetsList of species6580ab6742c43_20231218_163705
1762023-12-13dist_spshapefile19List of datasetsList of species65792fb41d0ac_20231212_231936
1772023-12-11whole_speciesgdb348List of datasetsList of species6576f220b7bab_20231211_063256
1782023-12-11dist_spshapefile289List of datasetsList of species6576f220b7bab_20231211_064235
1792023-12-11whole_specieskml348List of datasetsList of species6576f220b7bab_20231211_063301
1802023-12-07whole_speciescsv71List of datasetsList of species657184f18a971_20231207_034419
1812023-12-07whole_speciesgdb71List of datasetsList of species657184f18a971_20231207_034424
1822023-11-24whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species6560c94b349dd_20231124_114925
1832023-11-24whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species6560c94b349dd_20231124_114522
1842023-11-21whole_speciescsv65List of datasetsList of species655cce465e4d3_20231121_105536
1852023-11-20dist_spcsv12List of datasetsList of species655ad17d8d7dd_20231119_223413
1862023-11-19pointsshapefile5173List of datasetsList of species655a03fbabc10_20231119_080433
1872023-11-19pointsshapefile5254List of datasetsList of species655a03fbabc10_20231119_104023
1882023-11-13whole_speciesgdb3List of datasetsList of species6552a272249b3_20231113_173051
1892023-11-10dist_sp_h3csv2List of datasetsList of species654eb03b7d83e_20231110_174347
1902023-11-10dist_sp_h3shapefile2List of datasetsList of species654eb03b7d83e_20231110_174425
1912023-11-09pointsshapefile15List of datasetsList of species654cdf5c0f98c_20231109_083800
1922023-11-09pointsshapefile14List of datasetsList of species654d5a26a3f2f_20231109_171826
1932023-11-09pointsshapefile15List of datasetsList of species654cbafcb124f_20231109_061312
1942023-11-09pointsshapefile15List of datasetsList of species654cbafcb124f_20231109_060938
1952023-11-09pointsshapefile25List of datasetsList of species654ca90392afa_20231109_044214
1962023-11-08whole_speciescsv23List of datasetsList of species654be4796dec3_20231108_145130
1972023-11-08whole_speciesgdb23List of datasetsList of species654be4796dec3_20231108_145146
1982023-11-08dist_sp_h3shapefile19List of datasetsList of species654bcbac0c6d3_20231108_130114
1992023-11-08dist_sp_h3csv19List of datasetsList of species654bcbac0c6d3_20231108_130911
2002023-11-08dist_sp_h3kml19List of datasetsList of species654bcbac0c6d3_20231108_130123
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.