Two seals have been struck by vehicles, Fitzgerald says.
The town's roughly 900 residents have been joined by at least 40 of the spotted gray seals - and they didn't come to see the moose.
Having the officers in town is a relief, Fitzgerald said, because they can respond much more quickly when a seal ends up by a home or business, or if one gets on a roadway.
"They're pitiful to look at".
Experts have said the rapid rate at which the waters froze could have disoriented the seals which is why they can now be observed heading inland.
Town council is formally requesting that the Fisheries Department return the animals to the ocean at the edge of the frozen inlet that has trapped the animals in the area. "We are getting inundated with phone calls from people that are saying, 'You've gotta do something". But this week, that small Canadian town is on the map because of a different animal: the harp seal.
It's nearly like they get going in a direction and just keep going. But as winter closed in this year, the seals apparently became stranded, separated from open water by miles of ice.
Harp seals spend most of their time in open water or on floating ice, and they usually swim away from land.
"For animals to be going into bays and then to be caught up by the freeze is not that common, though it's happened before", said Stenson.
"They really don't know which way to go".
"They've been saying let nature take its course, but it's been nearly a week", she said. It is relatively unusual to find a group of that size on shore, he said, but not unheard of.
Fisheries officers have been stationed in town and are assessing the situation and investigating their options for the stranded seals, Stenson said.
He said the officers will meet with DFO scientists "in the next few days" to determine the next steps.
Now that the seals are there, the town and the DFO have to decide what to do about them, and whether or not they should be - or can be - moved.