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)255
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
3512023-05-15dist_spshapefile1296List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_185903
3522023-05-15dist_spshapefile3471List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_193334
3532023-05-15dist_spshapefile1549List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_193025
3542023-05-15dist_spshapefile1548List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_192749
3552023-05-15dist_spshapefile1296List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_190253
3562023-05-15dist_spshapefile3538List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_195317
3572023-05-15dist_spshapefile3471List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_195021
3582023-05-15dist_spshapefile3471List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_194522
3592023-05-12whole_specieskml16List of datasetsList of species645de9e246bba_20230512_033710
3602023-05-12whole_speciescsv194List of datasetsList of species645de9e246bba_20230512_033553
3612023-05-11pointscsv46List of datasetsList of species645d3db436c7d_20230511_151758
3622023-05-10pointsshapefile23List of datasetsList of species645c1a0487035_20230510_182844
3632023-05-09dist_spshapefile12List of datasetsList of species645acae620047_20230509_185638
3642023-05-09dist_spshapefile12List of datasetsList of species645acae620047_20230509_185632
3652023-05-06dist_spkml289List of datasetsList of species6456ab3d993d3_20230506_153451
3662023-05-06whole_speciescsv3List of datasetsList of species6456f46639ace_20230506_205905
3672023-05-06whole_speciesgdb3List of datasetsList of species6456f46639ace_20230506_205416
3682023-05-06whole_speciesgdb3List of datasetsList of species6456f46639ace_20230506_205713
3692023-05-06whole_speciesgdb3List of datasetsList of species6456f97132211_20230506_210816
3702023-05-06whole_speciescsv9List of datasetsList of species645713cff0fec_20230506_235824
3712023-05-06whole_speciescsv3List of datasetsList of species645713cff0fec_20230506_235138
3722023-05-05whole_speciescsv23List of datasetsList of species6455148e5e7fc_20230505_104517
3732023-05-01dist_spkml22List of datasetsList of species644fe083cb439_20230501_121212
3742023-04-27whole_specieskml16List of datasetsList of species644afb41ab8b8_20230427_185243
3752023-04-25whole_speciesgdb23List of datasetsList of species6447b9e1e3164_20230425_074542
3762023-04-25whole_speciescsv23List of datasetsList of species6447b9e1e3164_20230425_074005
3772023-04-25whole_specieskml23List of datasetsList of species6447b9e1e3164_20230425_085614
3782023-04-25whole_speciesgdb2070List of datasetsList of species644810c80edfc_20230425_135332
3792023-04-24dist_spkml289List of datasetsList of species644602c6c875f_20230424_002850
3802023-04-24dist_spkml289List of datasetsList of species644602c6c875f_20230424_002856
3812023-04-22whole_speciescsv348List of datasetsList of species644386747fa8b_20230422_030741
3822023-04-11dist_spshapefile48List of datasetsList of species643586b95e244_20230411_121657
3832023-04-11dist_spcsv19List of datasetsList of species643573cbba126_20230411_105837
3842023-04-11dist_spcsv19List of datasetsList of species643573cbba126_20230411_105832
3852023-04-11dist_spcsv22List of datasetsList of species643597cdb6cc4_20230411_142421
3862023-04-11dist_spcsv19List of datasetsList of species643573cbba126_20230411_105840
3872023-04-11pointskml23List of datasetsList of species6436009495667_20230411_205401
3882023-04-06whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species642ea5c9bfb8b_20230406_070322
3892023-04-06whole_specieskml1List of datasetsList of species642ea5c9bfb8b_20230406_070345
3902023-04-06whole_speciesgdb1List of datasetsList of species642ea5c9bfb8b_20230406_070428
3912023-04-02dist_spkml12List of datasetsList of species64294cf4d6e88_20230402_053832
3922023-03-29dist_spshapefile712List of datasetsList of species6424c7d31729d_20230329_194349
3932023-03-29dist_spshapefile713List of datasetsList of species6424c296bda0b_20230329_193033
3942023-03-29dist_spshapefile713List of datasetsList of species6424c296bda0b_20230329_193005
3952023-03-29whole_speciescsv3List of datasetsList of species6424c296bda0b_20230329_192541
3962023-03-29dist_spshapefile713List of datasetsList of species6424c296bda0b_20230329_193340
3972023-03-29dist_spshapefile713List of datasetsList of species6424c296bda0b_20230329_193104
3982023-03-29dist_spshapefile713List of datasetsList of species6424c296bda0b_20230329_193049
3992023-03-20dist_spcsv185List of datasetsList of species64184cf34a1e2_20230320_081054
4002023-03-19dist_spcsv289List of datasetsList of species6417c9aaaa3c3_20230319_225315
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.