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September 15, 2013 at 10:16 AM

Sunday memo: Ocean acidification … Big Hawks game … Stabbing death

Clownfish dart in and out of an anemone near Dobu Island, Papua New Guinea. Research on clownfish has shown that elevated levels of carbon dioxide can alter how fish see, hear and smell, which can increase the likelihood of death. Fish in the Northwest, like walleye pollock, show similar behavioral problems when exposed to high levels of carbon dioxide.

Clownfish dart in and out of an anemone near Dobu Island, Papua New Guinea. Research on clownfish has shown that elevated levels of carbon dioxide can alter how fish see, hear and smell, which can increase the likelihood of death. Fish in the Northwest, like walleye pollock, show similar behavioral problems when exposed to high levels of carbon dioxide. (Photo by Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times)

Sea Change: The ocean is growing more acidic, changing the behavior of fish and dissolving creatures on the bottom of the food chain. Read more about ocean acidification. See photos from the Times’ coverage of the issue from Papua New Guinea and the Bering Sea.  Watch the documentary videos on how ocean acidification could alter the seas on a scale too big to fathom.

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Seahawks: Yes, it’s week 2 — but this is a big one. The 49ers are back in town after last year’s 42-13 drubbing on CenturyLink Field and looking for revenge. Drenching rain, 30 mph winds and even thunderstorms could hit during the game. Bob Condotta breaks down the keys to the game and what to watch for this time around.

Huskies beat Illinois: With their high-flying offense, the 19th-ranked Huskies prevailed on Soldier Field over Illinois. The Dawgs racked up 615 yards of total offense, but also tallied 12 penalties and plenty of other little mistakes. Although they were expected to win, the Huskies impressive offensive performance bumped them up in the Associated Press rankings this morning to 17th.

Stabbing after soccer match: Yesterday, a Shoreline Community College professor died after he was stabbed while leaving a Seattle Sounders game on Friday night in a seemingly random and unprovoked attack. His 30-year-old partner was in serious condition as of Saturday afternoon. The alleged attacker, a 44-year-old man is now in King County Jail. He was arrested on investigation of murder.

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