bottom-feeding

[bot-uhm-fee-ding]
noun
the activities of a bottom feeder.
Also called bottom-fishing [bot-uhm-fish-ing] .
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Example sentences
These bottom-feeding films often have real impact, no matter how imbecilic they
  seem from afar.
For thousands of years, cod and other bottom-feeding fish were the top
  predators in the system.
Neither really has the appearance of a carp, because their mouths are not the
  downward-pointing mouths of bottom-feeding fish.
Sediment can also be disturbed by bottom-feeding animals, adding to the water's
  turbidity.
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