For 19 years, Bill Eberlein spends his days 40-60 feet deep in Savannah’s rivers and the Intracoastal Waterway, blindly digging through mud in search of what’s left of the elusive Megalodons—their fossilized teeth. Eberlein was raised in Erie, Penn. Growing up, his parents always took him to the beach, so […]
Several years ago Shelton Polka from Savannah College of Art and Design made a short film about my diving adventures for his senior project. He won an award for it at the Skidaway Film Festival in Savannah. I just found it again today. It was a lot of fun.
Click the photo below to view the video. The Smithsonian Channel sent a crew from Blink Productions to film one of my dives for their special Top Ten Deadliest Beasts. Their was a lot more to the show which can be seen here https://www.smithsonianchannel.com/shows/top-ten-deadliest-beasts/0/3462226 or on the Smithsonian Channel. This […]
We were interviewed on WTOC TV Today. Click the link below to see the story. http://www.wtoc.com/story/31797398/local-diver-finds-giant-mastodon-jaw/ SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) – A local diver happened upon something pretty amazing in the rivers of Coastal Georgia on Thursday – a Mastodon jaw! Bill Eberlein tells us he was doing his normal dive […]
Shark Geek Savannah diver Bill Eberlein’s Megalodon teeth have earned him a mega-following The first time Bill Eberlein heard about people diving for shark teeth, he thought, “Well that’s kinda dumb.” The Pennsylvania native was an experienced scuba diver, exploring ship wrecks in Lake Erie for years before moving to […]
Bill Eberlein: Fossil Diver When Changing Careers Means Changing Atmospheres by Carrie Hirsch On the fast track to success in the corporate world, Bill Eberlein earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Economics from Penn State University, worked as an accountant and later migrated into the field of […]
Sun Photo by Bryan Roberts Bill Eberlein, left discusses a Megalodon tooth with Jeff Aianiello For One Venice Shark’s Tooth Festival Dealer, Diving is a Way of Life The arrival of April brought with it the 25th Annual Venice Shark’s Tooth Festival. This event, with its lively mix of bands […]
Collector’s Guide . I am often asked what to look for when buying a tooth? RULE #1 Always buy from a trusted source. Since the Megalodon tooth is the most collected fossil, this guide includes information on what collectors look for when purchasing one. Collectors look […]
THE NEW YORKER A Prehistoric Killer, Buried in Muck By Brent Crane Hunting the teeth of the Megalodon, the largest shark that ever lived, can be very profitable—and very dangerous.ILLUSTRATION BY JEE-OOK CHOI On a sunny January morning outside Richmond Hill, Georgia, Bill Eberlein, a fifty-two-year-old former […]
On 12/13/16 I appeared on The Bridge TV show where I talked about diving for fossils and brought my Mastodon Jaw Bone. Click below to see the video of the interview.
Bill Eberlein made the discovery of a lifetime in the mud of a local riverbed when he recovered a fossilized mastodon jaw with teeth still attached. A professional diver, Eberlein will include the find July 1 and 2 in a display of fossilized shark teeth at First Friday and […]
The photo below was in the Savannah Morning News article a few months ago. It was followed in the paper by this cartoon by Savannah Morning News Cartoonist Mark Streeter.
To find amazing teeth, you have to do things most people wouldn’t do. Like sit on a river bottom with no visibility for a few hours every day, EVERY DAY, 12 months out of the year. Some days are amazing and you come across the find of a lifetime like […]
A video done a while back by a local magazine, Richmond Hill Reflections on Bill.
Local shark teeth diver Bill Eberlein experienced a first in his lifetime when he recently found a mastodon jaw embedded in the mud at the bottom of the Intracoastal Waterway near Richmond Hill recently. “I have been diving in coastal Georgia rivers for over 15 years for prehistoric shark teeth, but this is […]
By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer Updated: July 8, 2009 10:31 a.m. Name: Bill Eberlein Occupation: Instructor at Savannah Tech and Premier Systems and Training, Inc. in Savannah Hobby: Fossil hunting — specifically, megalodon teeth, fossils that experts date back two million years ago. How did you get started diving […]
by Jim Morekis Photo by Shawn Heifert Jaws 1.0 Every week is Shark Week for fossil diver Bill Eberlein. We’re all lucky to enjoy Savannah while it’s on dry land. Throughout earth’s history, this entire region’s been underwater much longer than it’s been above it. Bill Eberlein knows […]
When 10-year-old Joanna “JoJo” Bayens went hunting for crab at her grandparents’ dock on Marsh Creek Lane last Tuesday, she expected to find her usual catch of crustaceans. When she started exploring, however, she found something she never would have imagined in the small creek bed — a fossilized […]
The Mother of All Sharks by Bill Eberlein – megateeth.com photos by Shawn Heifert/John Wood Millions of years ago a giant shark called a Megalodon swam the world’s oceans. This giant shark was ten times larger than the shark depicted in the movie JAWS. It was massive as […]
Richmond Hill Reflections Prehistoric Prizes – Diving in our Rivers Jul 20th, 2011 by Christine Lucas Photos by Shawn Heifert Those of you stirred up by the latest of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise might associate treasure with tall ships, exotic waters and devastatingly handsome Johnny Depp wearing […]
A Local Man and Megalodon Teeth By Lesley Francis Photos by Zsuzsanna Luciano The waterways of our community are of course one of the main reasons that people love the Landings: the number of boating enthusiasts here proves it. However, for one person at least it is what lies in […]
Craftsmen by Carly Altizer For Bill Eberlein, every dive is an opportunity to discover a Megalodon fossil tooth or some other fossil that has not seen the light of day in millions of years. It is a universally acknowledged truth among fishermen, sportsmen and hopefully the general public, […]
Savannnah-diver Bill Eberlein – who scours the nearby Intracoastal Waterway and tidal creeks in search of Megalodon teeth — dishes on the wisdom and fascination beheind Discovery Channell’s popular network event, “Shark Week.” Savannah man takes bite out of Shark Week 01 Aug 2013 Local diver scours nearby waterways in […]
KILLER JOBS South Magazine May 2013 Hunting for Megalodon teeth, inspecting the hulls of giant ships for explosives, washing windows of the city’s tallest buildings—what won’t we do for money? “You couldn’t pay me enough to do that!” That’s usually the response out of people’s mouths when Brady King tells […]
Bill Eberlein has every7-year-old boy’s dream job and it probably would make most adults envious, too. He doesn’t spend his days fighting fires or combating crime — he greets the day by diving Liberty County’s saltwater rivers in search of shark teeth. These teeth aren’t from any shark either, but […]
Prehistoric Pastime Local man dives for megalodon shark teeth. By Caitlyn Boza Brian County News – 12/14/11 On a foggy winter morning in Midway, Bill Eberlein dons a thick neoprene wetsuit and an oxygen tank and slips into one of the murky waterways that snakes around Colonels Island. He skims […]
From Savannah Connect We’re all lucky to enjoy Savannah while it’s on dry land. Throughout earth’s history, this entire region’s been underwater much longer than it’s been above it. Bill Eberlein knows this better than most. After a successful career at Gulfstream and Savannah Tech, he decided to go full–time […]
Renz, M. (2002). Megalodon Hunting the Hunter. Lehigh Acres, FL: Paleo Press. Back in 2001 when Mark Renz was writing Hunting the Hunter he asked me to write two sections on Diving for Megalodon Teeth for his new book. You can read what I wrote for Hunting […]
I went to an old spot and found a few teeth on the first dive. I was digging in the mud and felt what was either enamel or glass. I felt around and thought it was too big to be a tooth. I was happy to be wrong. The largest […]
London Times Sunday 20 OCT 2002 Edition 7GV Page Culture 53 Jaws of prehistory; My best buy; Interview; Steve Britton; Doors by JAMES KNIGHT Steve Britton, 39, a fossil collector from Devon, explains to James Knight how the web feeds his passion for sharks’ teeth millions of years old ‘When […]