The search interface is very powerful; but all this power means that some of the simple features are not easy to find. In order to assist users, we have developed a demonstration search, in a step by step fashion. You can also watch a video tutorial (in a new tab/window, 4 minutes, 1120x700) for the same search.
Simple search and download
- Go to 'Search Data'
- Click on 'Click to Search & Browse Species'
- In the right window that opens, there are two combo boxes, followed by an empty text box; in that text box, type 'Sphyrna tiburo' or any other taxonomic name of interest (the db will try and guess which species you want as soon as you've typed a minimum of 4 characters)
- Click on the species of interest in the drop-down list with suggestions (you have to do this, even if there is only one suggestion left)
- Click on update map - from there you can pan and zoom
- To go to the points on the map: click on 'Layers', top right of the map window, then choose the radio button labelled 'points'
- To go to the points for download: click on 'Show results' in the top of the left window, this brings up a new right window. Click on 'Download', the last option in the menu for this new window. Click on the radio button for 'Points'; you have the option of downloading the data as they were provided by the data custodian, or our interpretation of them; then click csv in the list of data formats. If there are many points, the extraction process can take a while, especially if you've chosen to download the data custodian's version.