A mystery is unfolding in Wasaga Beach after hundreds of strange looking fish washed up on shore.
Not just a few, but hundreds of small eels washed up on the shore confounding locals who never saw this type of fish before. They have been identified as peacock eels, native to the tropics. The most probable explanation is that they were somehow released here. They are easy to keep aquarium fish.
As noted in the piece, they are not an invasive species that threatens any native populations. They will not survive the cold Canadian winter. But it remains a mystery how they got there. Samples have been sent to a lab to make further determinations.