ERIE, Pa. — Bill Eberlein, a 1983 graduate of Erie Tech Memorial High School, learned to dive in the murky waters of Lake Erie, honing his skills with the Erie County Sheriff’s Office Scuba Team. Maybe that’s why the 54-year-old Erie native is so comfortable most mornings when he […]
One of the most fascinating things about a human life is how it often unfolds in a series of serendipitous events that lead to unexpected twists and turns. When Bill Eberlein ´89 arrived at Penn State Behrend in the late 1980s, he planned to pursue a career in […]
Bill’s Story 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 Megalodon Teeth. Eberlein was raised in Erie, Penn. Growing up, his parents always took him […]
Several years ago Shelton Polka from Savannah College of Art and Design made a short film about my diving adventures. Congrats to Shelton for winning an award for our “Megateeth” film at the Skidaway Film Festival in Savannah!
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 video. 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]