banana slug

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banana slug

n.
Any of several large slugs of the genus Ariolimax, especially A. columbianus of northern California and the Pacific Northwest, ranging in color from black to white but often having a bright yellow body with black spots.
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The banana slugs at the bottom symbolize my friendship with my friend who moved to Germany when I was 8.
Web Link: Watch a video about why banana slugs produce slime: ww2.kqed .org/science/2015/02/17 /banana-slugs-secret-of-the-slime.
During the '70s I met a young kindergartner who seemed to enjoy banana slugs. At our first meeting, very soon after we started a short walk, he picked up a banana slug and folded both hands around it creating a little "slug chamber." I saw this and asked, "What are you going to do with that slug?" He replied simply, "I'm taking it for a walk." When we returned to the starting point, he opened his heavily slimed hands and let the slug go.
Many of the plants were eaten by banana slugs and other animals.
UC Santa Cruz 64, WPI 37: Dani Davis scored nine points on a trio of 3-pointers as the Engineers were defeated by the Banana Slugs at the Posada Royale Classic Tournament in Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Exploring the Redwoods National Park transcends these statuesque and majestic trees, leading visitors to bio-diverse areas -prairies, oak woodland, wild rivers- with wildlife ranging from the slimy yellow banana slugs, who enjoy the shade of the redwoods (highlighted at the Banana Slug Day Celebration) and coastal seabirds to the large Roosevelt Elks, with some weighing up to 1,000 pounds, (best viewed in the Elk Refuge area).
Explore themes like "Out to Sea with Sally," teaching facts about the life of a salmon; "Break it Down with Bruce," children learn about banana slugs, camouflage, and natural composting; "Let's Stroll Crissy Field," featuring a Great Egret and the history of San Francisco's Golden Gate National Park; "Get Ready to Fly," providing checklists, airport information, and highlights of family travel; and more.
"Devil Dogs & Banana Slugs: Cultural Battles Between the University and the Military" is a personal recollection of one Desert Storm Veteran's own account of his experiences with both sides of the coin.
The Duck was great when our sports teams were unassuming, even self-deprecating - on par with University of California, Santa Cruz's Banana Slugs. We could surprise an opponent and waddle away with an occasional victory.
In the 1970s, Denny started studying the slime of banana slugs, a type of slug that can be bright yellow (which explains its name).
When military recruiters ventured into the University of California-Santa Cruz in April, hundreds of protesters promptly kicked them out, continuing a nearly two-year effort to make the home of the Banana Slugs a no-go zone for recruiters.
The peninsula hosts plant and animal species that exist nowhere else on earth, while wider-ranging banana slugs, black bears, and spotted owls also depend on this unique mix of ecosystems.