The students took their midterm exam this morning, after a phenomenal brunch and sleep-in. After the test, we piled into zodiacs and headed to Smuttynose Island for the afternoon. Some went swimming, some went on a hike – which unfortunately led right through a gull nesting colony. We made it through the swooping and angry gulls, and got to see some of the old homes, foundations, and gravesides on the island. After another beautiful sunset, we watched a documentary about whale communication.