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
4012023-03-29dist_spshapefile713List of datasetsList of species6424c296bda0b_20230329_193033
4022023-03-29dist_spshapefile713List of datasetsList of species6424c296bda0b_20230329_193005
4032023-03-29whole_speciescsv3List of datasetsList of species6424c296bda0b_20230329_192541
4042023-03-20dist_spcsv185List of datasetsList of species64184cf34a1e2_20230320_081054
4052023-03-19dist_spcsv289List of datasetsList of species6417c9aaaa3c3_20230319_225315
4062023-03-17dist_spshapefile2059List of datasetsList of species64146dcf657dd_20230317_094803
4072023-03-17whole_speciesgdb69List of datasetsList of species64147a34421fc_20230317_105829
4082023-03-17whole_speciesgdb41List of datasetsList of species64147a34421fc_20230317_104828
4092023-03-17whole_speciesgdb1List of datasetsList of species64147a34421fc_20230317_112044
4102023-03-17whole_speciesgdb1List of datasetsList of species64147a34421fc_20230317_105608
4112023-03-17whole_speciesgdb33List of datasetsList of species64147a34421fc_20230317_113437
4122023-03-17whole_speciesgdb3List of datasetsList of species64147a34421fc_20230317_112831
4132023-03-08pointsshapefile3List of datasetsList of species6408d2cb68662_20230308_133848
4142023-03-08pointscsv3List of datasetsList of species6408d2cb68662_20230308_135715
4152023-03-08pointscsv3List of datasetsList of species6408d2cb68662_20230308_133819
4162023-03-07pointscsv348List of datasetsList of species6405a55a06843_20230307_032744
4172023-03-07pointscsv348List of datasetsList of species6405a55a06843_20230307_032741
4182023-03-06whole_speciescsv348List of datasetsList of species6405a3b5362a1_20230306_032928
4192023-03-06dist_spcsv348List of datasetsList of species6405a3b5362a1_20230306_033118
4202023-03-06whole_speciescsv348List of datasetsList of species640531891d7a9_20230306_031214
4212023-03-06dist_spcsv289List of datasetsList of species640531891d7a9_20230306_031300
4222023-03-06whole_speciescsv348List of datasetsList of species6405a3b5362a1_20230306_032748
4232023-03-06whole_speciescsv348List of datasetsList of species6405a3b5362a1_20230306_032759
4242023-03-02dist_spkml19List of datasetsList of species64011bd602881_20230302_165937
4252023-03-02dist_spkml19List of datasetsList of species64011bd602881_20230302_165948
4262023-02-28whole_speciesgdb348List of datasetsList of species63fe0fc1956d1_20230228_100832
4272023-02-28whole_speciescsv348List of datasetsList of species63fe0fc1956d1_20230228_100831
4282023-02-20dist_spkml1922List of datasetsList of species63f39d9d4f464_20230220_112126
4292023-02-18dist_spshapefile12List of datasetsList of species63f158cd2dbb3_20230218_181050
4302023-02-16dist_spkml8410List of datasetsList of species63eea5966cf70_20230216_165827
4312023-02-16dist_spkml8410List of datasetsList of species63eea5966cf70_20230216_165928
4322023-02-15pointscsv2070List of datasetsList of species63ed4212067aa_20230215_153742
4332023-02-15dist_spcsv1922List of datasetsList of species63ed343a2bbe7_20230215_144056
4342023-02-14whole_datasetkml8469List of datasetsList of species63ebbfe3652a1_20230214_120917
4352023-02-14whole_datasetkml8469List of datasetsList of species63ebbfe3652a1_20230214_120902
4362023-02-13whole_datasetcsv8469List of datasetsList of species63ea6f50844b2_20230213_121620
4372023-02-13whole_speciescsv16List of datasetsList of species63ea75d38008d_20230213_131654
4382023-02-13whole_speciescsv16List of datasetsList of species63ea75d38008d_20230213_131636
4392023-02-09dist_sp_h3csv19List of datasetsList of species63e53911bbf0f_20230209_135036
4402023-02-03dist_spshapefile8410List of datasetsList of species63dccb233471d_20230203_042028
4412023-02-02whole_speciescsv572List of datasetsList of species63dc5258859af_20230202_192151
4422023-02-02whole_speciescsv348List of datasetsList of species63dc5441b51e8_20230202_192607
4432023-02-01whole_speciescsv9List of datasetsList of species63daadc50573e_20230201_132249
4442023-01-31dist_spcsv340List of datasetsList of species63d9208fc70a7_20230131_091652
4452023-01-31whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species63d9a8b42d47a_20230131_192224
4462023-01-28dist_spkml12List of datasetsList of species63d5f709a66b4_20230128_234238
4472023-01-28dist_spshapefile12List of datasetsList of species63d5f709a66b4_20230128_234404
4482023-01-24whole_speciesgdb86List of datasetsList of species63cfb81555527_20230124_055323
4492023-01-24whole_speciesgdb194List of datasetsList of species63cfb81555527_20230124_055452
4502023-01-24whole_specieskml348List of datasetsList of species63cfb81555527_20230124_060344
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.