Environmental Protection Agency EPA has urged the public not to harm marine wildlife that washes up or ends up in Maldivian waters.
The Agency called for this after a wild seal was discovered in the lagoon of Addu City Hithadhoo.
EPA called on the public not to attempt to catch, injure, or ham such wildlife.
The Agency added that the specie of seal discovered in the Hithadhoo lagoon was not dangerous to humans.
The 8 ft seal attracted many onlookers to the area. Also, MNDF soldiers had tried to move the seal out of the area too.
Recently, several species of wildlife had ended up in the Maldives, most notably a flock of flamingoes that visited several islands in the North of the country last year.