Some possibilities for Mahaulepu goo
Some time in the late 1960s a family that lived in Koloa, which included several Kupuna members, invited my family to a picnic at Mahaulepu. After eating, we went for a walk and found deposits of Bunker Oil in various spots along the shoreline.
When I asked my hosts about those deposits of Bunker Oil, their reply was that such clusters of oil had been washing up on the Mahaulepu shore since World War II ended, (1945). They supposed that some kind military action was the cause. Therefore: 1. Bunker Oil has been washing up on the Mahaulepu shoreline for several decades, and,
2. Perhaps there is some kind of ocean-going vessel that is a rusting hulk off the Mahaulepu shoreline which sporadically “belches” out Bunker Oil in a manner similar to that of the Arizona Memorial. Richard W. Coller Kapaa