Smooth Hammerhead Shark (IMAGE) NOAA Fisheries West Coast Region Caption The range of smooth hammerhead sharks shifted north as much 2,800 kilometers, more than 1,700 miles, during a major marine heatwave that affected the northeast Pacific Ocean from 2013 into 2015. The heatwave was known as "The Blob." Credit Richard Herrmann/NOAA Fisheries Usage Restrictions Richard Herrmann/NOAA Fisheries License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.