The Pacific banana slug is the second-largest species of terrestrial slug in the world, growing up to 25 centimetres (9.8 in) long, and weights of 115 grams (4.1 ounces). (The largest slug species is Limax cinereoniger of Europe, which can reach 30 centimetres (12 in) in length.) Banana slugs have an average lifespan of 1–7 years.
Banana slugs are often bright yellow although they may also...
Ariolimax columbianus is native to the forest floors along...
Banana slugs are detritivores, or decomposers. They process...
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The UC Santa Cruz Banana Slugs are the athletic teams that represent the University of California, Santa Cruz. The Banana Slugs compete in Division III of the NCAA, mostly in the Coast to Coast Athletic Conference. There are fifteen varsity sports – men's and women's basketball, tennis, soccer, volleyball, swimming and diving, cross country, and women's golf. UCSC teams have been Division III nationally ranked in tennis, soccer, men's volleyball, and swimming. UCSC maintains a number of...
Since 2013, both men's and women's basketball teams play downtown at the Kaiser Permanente Arena.
The Women’s Cross Country team has finished as high as 5th at the NCAA West Regional Championships in 2014 with 7th place finishes in 2008, 2015, and 2016. The best finish by the Men’s Cross Country team at Regionals was second in 2017, with 6th place finishes in 1985 ...
The Banana Slugs were national runners-up in men's soccer in 2004. Team members included future MLS players Adam Smarte and Stephen Wondolowski.
In addition to its NCAA sports, UCSC maintains a number of successful club sides including its women's rugby NCAA Division team, which won the Division II National Collegiate Championship during its 2005 season and has competed at nationals several times since, most recently in 2010 and 2013. UCSC ultimate frisbee has a distinguished history, winning the men's collegiate national championship in 1991 and the women's national collegiate championship in 1994 and 1995. Many other club teams exist s
Although UCSC never had a track, the residential colleges regularly competed in an improvised "Slug Run" every spring from 1967 to 1982, though the Run now is a community event and fundraiser event hosted by the cross-country club for much needed fund to pay for entry fees, hotel, and transportation to race. Approximately 25% of the student population participates in intramural athletics, which tend to be better funded than the intercollegiate athletic programs.
The UC Santa Cruz Banana Slugs competed in the NCAA Tournament across 11 active sports 108 times at the Division III level.
UCSC's mascot is the banana slug. In 1970, volleyball team member David Van Cleve created the mascot "Banana Slugs" for the UCSC volleyball team. He was concerned that, as sports began to gain in popularity at the institution, a team name or mascot did not exist. His roommate, Bob Grindeland, silk-screened uniform shirts for the entire volleyball team in preparation for the All-Cal tournament that year. After their graduation in 1972, the team name was no longer used until 1974, when the UCSC cl
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Banana Slug String Band (BSSB), formed in 1985, is a children's band based out of Santa Cruz, California and are self-described as "Environmental Educators". They focus on live performances at schools assemblies and music festivals.
- Doug "Dirt" Greenfield, "Airy" Larry Graff, "Solar" Steve Van Zandt, "Marine" Mark Nolan
The topic of this article may not meet Wikipedia's notability guideline for television. (March 2014) Banana Slug News is a broadcast news program at the University of California, Santa Cruz. As a subset of Student Media at UCSC, the news group broadcasts live on UCSC's on-campus television station, SCTV Channel 16 (formerly 28).
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- Press Center, 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95064
Apophallation has been reported only in some species of banana slug (Ariolimax) and one species of Deroceras. In the banana slugs, the penis sometimes becomes trapped inside the body of the partner. Apophallation allows the slugs to separate themselves by one or both of the slugs chewing off the other's or its own penis.
Leading Paragraph Species — The banana slug is a mollusk of the genus Ariolimax. Size — second-largest species of slug in the world, growing up to 25cm (9.8 inches) long Appearance — Their bodies is usually bright yellow (somewhat resembling a banana); however, the may also be green, brown, or white.
The Banana slug is the 2nd largest slug in the world - the largest in North America. Banana slugs can grow all the way up to 25cm in length. The Banana slug belongs to the Genus Ariolimax, which contains 3 species, the best known of which is the A. columbianus. The Banana was named by Augustus Gould in 1851.
The banana slug is the common name for a genus of slugs native to the Pacific Northwest. These slugs are predominantly yellow in coloration, resembling a banana, but can have darker spots or patches. Banana slugs are hermaphrodites, and fill a niche in their ecosystem as a decomposer.
The Banana Slug's design is based upon the Orca Snail's, although there are differences between the two.