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)136
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)7
diversity indexes (diversity)0
Observations based on criteria (points)41
All observations of species (whole_species)260
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
3012023-06-30dist_taxakml5609List of datasetsList of species649e8cefecd92_20230630_040824
3022023-06-29dist_spcsv702List of datasetsList of species649d9a394d39c_20230629_110842
3032023-06-19whole_speciescsv51List of datasetsList of species648ff963d4f1e_20230619_024716
3042023-06-19dist_spcsv5605List of datasetsList of species6490f3039ea3a_20230619_203450
3052023-06-19dist_spcsv7600List of datasetsList of species6490f3039ea3a_20230619_205403
3062023-06-16pointswfs348List of datasetsList of species648ca06de8550_20230616_145307
3072023-06-16pointscsv348List of datasetsList of species648ca06de8550_20230616_151733
3082023-06-16whole_speciescsv3746List of datasetsList of species648ca06de8550_20230616_230240
3092023-06-15whole_speciescsv69List of datasetsList of species648b395624b9a_20230615_122054
3102023-06-13whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species64885ca1287b9_20230613_082923
3112023-06-13whole_speciescsv2070List of datasetsList of species64885ca1287b9_20230613_083936
3122023-06-13whole_speciescsv3746List of datasetsList of species64885ca1287b9_20230613_083833
3132023-06-13whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species64885ca1287b9_20230613_083758
3142023-06-13whole_speciescsv348List of datasetsList of species64885ca1287b9_20230613_083740
3152023-06-13whole_speciescsv86List of datasetsList of species64885ca1287b9_20230613_083348
3162023-06-13whole_speciescsv572List of datasetsList of species64885ca1287b9_20230613_083153
3172023-06-13whole_speciescsv1041List of datasetsList of species64885ca1287b9_20230613_083003
3182023-06-13whole_speciescsv23List of datasetsList of species64885ca1287b9_20230613_083635
3192023-06-13whole_speciescsv16List of datasetsList of species64885ca1287b9_20230613_081148
3202023-06-13dist_spcsv7303List of datasetsList of species64885747e24b9_20230613_080149
3212023-06-13whole_speciescsv194List of datasetsList of species64885ca1287b9_20230613_083443
3222023-06-13whole_speciesgdb86List of datasetsList of species64882c8e734dd_20230613_045019
3232023-06-13whole_speciescsv86List of datasetsList of species64882c8e734dd_20230613_045015
3242023-06-12dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species648783009548d_20230612_164640
3252023-06-12dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species6487753605c92_20230612_155355
3262023-06-06pointscsv187List of datasetsList of species647f54b3e9538_20230606_115837
3272023-06-06pointscsv7List of datasetsList of species647f54b3e9538_20230606_115115
3282023-06-05whole_speciescsv1041List of datasetsList of species647de93e74e0a_20230605_095942
3292023-06-05whole_speciesgdb1041List of datasetsList of species647de93e74e0a_20230605_100559
3302023-06-05whole_speciesgdb1041List of datasetsList of species647de93e74e0a_20230605_100027
3312023-06-02pointscsv5334List of datasetsList of species6479b6030a4d5_20230602_054448
3322023-06-02dist_spshapefile289List of datasetsList of species647a87c010b75_20230602_202959
3332023-06-01pointskml5263List of datasetsList of species6477175758a15_20230601_062320
3342023-06-01pointsshapefile5263List of datasetsList of species6477175758a15_20230601_062311
3352023-06-01pointscsv5263List of datasetsList of species6477175758a15_20230601_062250
3362023-06-01whole_speciesgdb2070List of datasetsList of species64788b8f7fae6_20230601_083706
3372023-06-01whole_speciescsv2070List of datasetsList of species64788b8f7fae6_20230601_083710
3382023-05-28pointskml2070List of datasetsList of species6472d668d6b1d_20230528_002718
3392023-05-28pointskml2070List of datasetsList of species6472d668d6b1d_20230528_002741
3402023-05-26whole_speciesgdb1List of datasetsList of species6470f6d049eb6_20230526_144316
3412023-05-26dist_spshapefile5609List of datasetsList of species6470f6d049eb6_20230526_153412
3422023-05-26dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species6470f6d049eb6_20230526_150655
3432023-05-26dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species6470f6d049eb6_20230526_150323
3442023-05-26whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species6470f6d049eb6_20230526_150139
3452023-05-20whole_speciescsv1041List of datasetsList of species6468c364d4a35_20230520_085948
3462023-05-19whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species64674e740bef4_20230519_062850
3472023-05-19dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species64681b5915e8d_20230519_212912
3482023-05-19dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species64681b5915e8d_20230519_210550
3492023-05-15dist_spshapefile1296List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_185903
3502023-05-15dist_spkml936List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_163648
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.