It's a moment most scientists probably dream of. Stumbling upon a discovery that can actually be applied to benefit the world we live in!
That's what happened to this Florida scientist, Dr. David Vaughan when he discovered a faster way to re-grow coral.
He was actually planning to retire soon, but with his coral-growth discovery we could be able to re-grow coral 40 times faster than we have been before!
Vaughan's new method is called "micro-fragmenting," where he basically breaks a piece of coral into smaller pieces and then a bunch of science happens and then boom, new coral!
He obviously does a much better job at explaining it than we do but that's just the beginning!
The plan is to plant 100,000 corals along the Florida Reef Track by 2019. Source: Good News Network