I like to collect dolphin figurines or string rays if I can find them.
Trip your mentioning the carved figures brought back memories of our first cruise. We went to Nassau and my DH find a carved eagle that he wanted real bad. It's like 3 feet tall. Mind you this was back in 1986. The only place we could find to put it was in the garment bag. We were flying thru Atlanta and they were sending it through the xray machine and the lady wanted to know if he had a gun in there. Course they had security come over and we had to take it out so they could see what it was. Probably wouldn't be able to bring it back nowadays.