how did vasco nunez de balboa discover the pacific ocean
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Vasco Nunez de Balboa crossed from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean using a land route that he was the first European to find. Why was his discovery of the Isthmus of Panama so important?
a. The crossing point was free of natives and thus safe to cross.
b. It is, by far, the shortest land route between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
c. This was Balboa's first of many trips across the Atlantic Ocean.
d. The Isthmus of Panama was the first isthmus ever discovered.