News and Articles

Coastal Courier – Sixty feet deep lie ‘Meg’ Teeth

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 […]

“MEGATEETH” A Short Film directed by Shelton Polka

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.  

Megateeth Interviewed on WTOC TV This This Week

We were interviewed on WTOC TV Today.  Click the link below to see the story. 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 […]

Smart Living Magazine. SHARK GEEK

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 […]

Article in New Yorker Magazine

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 […]

WSAV: Interview on The Bridge News Show

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.  

A Typical Day in the Life of a Megalodon Shark Tooth Hunter

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 […]

Coastal Courrier . People and Interests.

  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 […]

CONNECT Savannah: JAWS 1.0 by Jim Morekis

  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 […]

Bryan County News: Mastodon Tooth found near Savannah

  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 […]

Richmond Hill Reflections: Megalodon Teeth the Prehistoric Prize

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 […]

The Skinnie Magazine: Local Man and Megalodon Teeth

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 […]

Sporting Classics Magazine | Megalodon Fossil Teeth

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, […]

Savannah Morning News : Savannah Man Takes a Bite Out of Shark Week

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 […]

South Magazine: Killer Jobs

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 […]

Liberty Life: On the Hunt for History, Megalodon Teeth

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 […]

Savannah Connect Magazine: Megalodon Shark Tooth Diving

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 […]

6.92 in. almost a 7 inch Megalodon Tooth found 04/23/10

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 : Jaws of Prehistory re: Megateeth Fossils

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 […]