Cooper River is a well-traveled, fairly fast-flowing river in Charleston, South Carolina. This constantly churns the river bed, exposing all kinds of fossils, but most famously, the Megalodon teeth fossils. Some of the teeth you can find are the size of your hand! There have been other fossils found such as turtle shell pieces, mammoth teeth, tusks, Indian “sinkers”, and more!
Cooper River is a rather dark river with very limited visibility. This is why you need to have dive lights. The Drift Diver Specialty is encouraged due to the current.
Please Note: The fossilized teeth are rocks! This means if you collect a lot of them, it may be more difficult to control your buoyancy by the end of the dive.
Additional gear you’ll want to have with you:
The Megalodon, meaning “big tooth” lived roughly 1.5 million years ago during the Cenozoic Era. Fossil remains indicate that this shark reached a length of more than 16 meters (52 feet). A few of the creatures the Megalodon preyed on included dolphins, giant sea turtles, and several kinds of whales (some of which are extinct now). A few species of whale this shark hunted that are still alive include Sperm Whales, Bowheads, and Rorquals.
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