Gapers Block has ceased publication.

Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
 Thank you for your readership and contributions. 


Thursday, February 9

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Speaking of fish, Bubba, the "super grouper" at the Shedd Aquarium who in 2002 became the first fish ever to undergo chemotherapy for cancer, died earlier this week. He was 24, and was a she (groupers are hermaphroditic) when found in a bucket on the front steps of the aquarium in 1987.

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