Second seal spotted from Hithadhoo beach

The seal spotted in Hithadhoo, Addu City on Sunday. (Photo / Iujaaz Ali)

A second seal has been spotted along the beach in the Hithadhoo district of Addu City.

Notably, it has been just a week since the first seal was spotted near the island.

A member from Hithadhoo Council Mariyam Saeed confirmed to Sun that the seal was spotted.

At the time, she said that so far no authority was operating in the area.

During last week's spotting, by the time Maldives Police Service and Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) arrived in the area, the seal was no longer to be seen.

Following that, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a statement urging the public to refrain from attempting to catch or harm animals such as seals that are spotted in Maldives from time to time like this.

EPA also noted that this particular species of the seal was not harmful to humans.