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)0
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)111
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)6
diversity indexes (diversity)0
Observations based on criteria (points)37
All observations of species (whole_species)229
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
3512023-03-08pointscsv3List of datasetsList of species6408d2cb68662_20230308_135715
3522023-03-08pointsshapefile3List of datasetsList of species6408d2cb68662_20230308_133848
3532023-03-07pointscsv348List of datasetsList of species6405a55a06843_20230307_032741
3542023-03-07pointscsv348List of datasetsList of species6405a55a06843_20230307_032744
3552023-03-06dist_spcsv289List of datasetsList of species640531891d7a9_20230306_031300
3562023-03-06whole_speciescsv348List of datasetsList of species640531891d7a9_20230306_031214
3572023-03-06whole_speciescsv348List of datasetsList of species6405a3b5362a1_20230306_032928
3582023-03-06dist_spcsv348List of datasetsList of species6405a3b5362a1_20230306_033118
3592023-03-06whole_speciescsv348List of datasetsList of species6405a3b5362a1_20230306_032759
3602023-03-06whole_speciescsv348List of datasetsList of species6405a3b5362a1_20230306_032748
3612023-03-02dist_spkml19List of datasetsList of species64011bd602881_20230302_165937
3622023-03-02dist_spkml19List of datasetsList of species64011bd602881_20230302_165948
3632023-02-28whole_speciesgdb348List of datasetsList of species63fe0fc1956d1_20230228_100832
3642023-02-28whole_speciescsv348List of datasetsList of species63fe0fc1956d1_20230228_100831
3652023-02-20dist_spkml1922List of datasetsList of species63f39d9d4f464_20230220_112126
3662023-02-18dist_spshapefile12List of datasetsList of species63f158cd2dbb3_20230218_181050
3672023-02-16dist_spkml8410List of datasetsList of species63eea5966cf70_20230216_165827
3682023-02-16dist_spkml8410List of datasetsList of species63eea5966cf70_20230216_165928
3692023-02-15dist_spcsv1922List of datasetsList of species63ed343a2bbe7_20230215_144056
3702023-02-15pointscsv2070List of datasetsList of species63ed4212067aa_20230215_153742
3712023-02-14whole_datasetkml8469List of datasetsList of species63ebbfe3652a1_20230214_120917
3722023-02-14whole_datasetkml8469List of datasetsList of species63ebbfe3652a1_20230214_120902
3732023-02-13whole_datasetcsv8469List of datasetsList of species63ea6f50844b2_20230213_121620
3742023-02-13whole_speciescsv16List of datasetsList of species63ea75d38008d_20230213_131654
3752023-02-13whole_speciescsv16List of datasetsList of species63ea75d38008d_20230213_131636
3762023-02-09dist_sp_h3csv19List of datasetsList of species63e53911bbf0f_20230209_135036
3772023-02-03dist_spshapefile8410List of datasetsList of species63dccb233471d_20230203_042028
3782023-02-02whole_speciescsv572List of datasetsList of species63dc5258859af_20230202_192151
3792023-02-02whole_speciescsv348List of datasetsList of species63dc5441b51e8_20230202_192607
3802023-02-01whole_speciescsv9List of datasetsList of species63daadc50573e_20230201_132249
3812023-01-31dist_spcsv340List of datasetsList of species63d9208fc70a7_20230131_091652
3822023-01-31whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species63d9a8b42d47a_20230131_192224
3832023-01-28dist_spkml12List of datasetsList of species63d5f709a66b4_20230128_234238
3842023-01-28dist_spshapefile12List of datasetsList of species63d5f709a66b4_20230128_234404
3852023-01-24whole_speciesgdb33List of datasetsList of species63cfb81555527_20230124_060749
3862023-01-24whole_specieskml348List of datasetsList of species63cfb81555527_20230124_060344
3872023-01-24whole_speciesgdb2070List of datasetsList of species63cfb81555527_20230124_060900
3882023-01-24whole_speciesgdb194List of datasetsList of species63cfb81555527_20230124_055452
3892023-01-24whole_speciesgdb1List of datasetsList of species63cfb81555527_20230124_060824
3902023-01-24whole_specieskml3746List of datasetsList of species63cfb81555527_20230124_060811
3912023-01-24whole_speciesgdb1List of datasetsList of species63cfb81555527_20230124_055146
3922023-01-24whole_speciesgdb86List of datasetsList of species63cfb81555527_20230124_055323
3932023-01-23whole_speciesgdb71List of datasetsList of species63ce554df36af_20230123_044150
3942023-01-23whole_speciescsv71List of datasetsList of species63ce554df36af_20230123_044319
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.