A baby harp seal was relocated Friday afternoon after being spotted on the beach in Wildwood and attracting attention.

As word spread about the seal, people crowded the area to see the male yearling, said Bob Schoelkopf, director

of the Marine Mammal Stranding Center.

It was an all-day affair as the center sent rescuers to relocate it to a less-populated area in the afternoon, he said.

“We didn’t want to have the cops called and take them off their job to babysit a seal,” Schoelkopf said.

Anjalee Khemlani