One of the two adult Harp seals, released into Great Bay on Feb. 12, 2005, looks up from its pool at the Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine. The Stranding Center asked that we be very general as to the location of the release because the animals often hang around the area for a while and people sometimes try to find the seals if they know the spot where the animals may be.

Scott E. Stetzer

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

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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


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