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Why do humpback whales sing?

The care

Our skills in marine bio-acoustics, our expertise in inter-species communication and our ethological analysis of the behaviour of whales at each sound emission have enabled us to understand the impact of their songs on their health.

Indeed, we were able to observe that humpback whales gather in a circle around an isolated individual, static in the centre of the circle. For hours, the large singing males that make up this circle will sing towards the individual in the centre. We have noticed that while the individual in the centre appears to be conscious during this treatment, the singers in the circle have their eyes open, but empty of any expression, they appear to be in deep meditation.

It is during these sessions that the whales emit sounds called "proteodic songs" which act on the vibratory alignments of the chains of amino acids that make up the proteins.

Cosmetics and proteodic singing

We now know that humpback whales can live beyond a hundred years, and it has long been known that they heal themselves through sound, regenerating their epidermal cells, which have been damaged by age and pollution, with some specific songs.

We have isolated these songs for the rejuvenation of their epidermal cells, in order to create a moisturising cream, composed of brown seaweed from Brittany, whose active ingredients we "boost" with the songs of whales.

The brown algae from Brittany are particularly receptive to the vibratory sequences emitted by whales, our process makes it possible to boost the proteins that are the source of the active principle of these algae by modifying the alignment of the amino acids that compose them and thus optimise their "anti-ageing" and "firming" effect. The whale song is thus infused in memory into the amino acid chain and thus becomes diffused in the skin.

Whales have been singing in the ocean for millions of years. They form circles of care in which they emit magnificent melodies, a fusion of art and science.

For the first time in the world, a pro-age cosmetic product is infused with the healing song of whales.

WhaleSong cream diffuses an organic active ingredient based on brown algae from Brittany, boosted by whale song, into your skin.

This cream provides intense hydration, cellular vitality and anti-pollution protection thanks to its revolutionary pro-aging complex that enhances the beauty of your skin.

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Anti-pollution" songs

Two or three weeks before the births, the singing males will gather in a submarine vortex formed by the current, where they will sing without interruption songs different from those we regularly record, these songs are emitted only at this precise period. We realised that these proteodic songs are intended to purify their direct environment from chemical and organic pollution, mainly due to human activities, before they are born. Researchers at Princeton University are able to purify a drop of water, previously polluted on purpose, with a machine the size of a billiard table, which only by vibrating, will levitate the drop of water and clean it, this technique is the same as the one used by whales for more than ten million years.

We now know that whales contribute with their song to the purification of the oceans.

The song of whales, infused in cosmetics, can protect our skin from the aggression of pollution, the active principle of the repellent proteins acts as a protective barrier against the aggression of pollution, particularly the hydrocarbon fumes in our cities.

Interview at the Summer University of Animal Intelligence ? August 2016

The functioning of proteodic edges.

It is well known that music affects the mood of humans and some animals. Since the 1960s, many researchers have observed the effects of certain types of music on the growth of plants. Joël Sternheimer, Doctor of Theoretical Physics and musician, has proposed an explanation of these effects, allowing them to be produced with molecular precision, from plants sensitive to their sound environment to humans who, by listening carefully, can recognise their suitability for themselves. His research, for over 40 years, has predicted and indirectly demonstrated that :

  • The different levels of organisation of matter (inert or living) are linked by "scale waves" which ensure their coherence
  • During the process of protein synthesis, amino acids emit sequences of quantum signals that constitute a specific melody for each protein
  • The audible transpositions of these melodies can influence the rate of protein synthesis in real time via a form of resonance between successive frequencies.

Waves and matter

Quantum physics has shown that the elementary particles that make up atoms, molecules or molecular assemblies can have two aspects: corpuscular and wave. Any quantity of matter can be associated with a quantum wave whose frequency can be calculated.

Based on these concepts, genodics makes it possible to characterise particular waves that are naturally associated with the process of protein synthesis. Proteins are large molecules, synthesised in organisms from information coming from genes in the genome. Proteins are a major component of living organisms: they play an active role in practically all processes.

Proteins are made up of one or more chains of amino acids. These 22 amino acids are the basic molecules that make up all proteins and are common to all living organisms. Each amino acid molecule has a corresponding wave whose frequency has been calculated.

The song of the proteins

For the synthesis of a protein, during its transcription on a ribosome, the succession of amino acid attachments results in the emission of a sequence of frequencies characteristic of this protein. Of course, the waves associated with the amino acids that make up the proteins have very high frequencies, inaudible to the human ear. However, their transposition into the audible range allows us to have an exact representation, homothetic of the melodies associated with the synthesis of each protein.

The observations made so far indicate that living organisms are able to recognise these series of harmonised sounds, directly tuned to the amino acids whose sequence makes up the proteins and which we call proteodies. Genodics also explains how to compose melodies in phase opposition, which have an inverse effect.

The experiment shows that listening to these two types of proteodies can stimulate or inhibit the synthesis of any type of protein, in a specific way, but modulated by the filter of the subject concerned, who appears capable, when listening, of recognising what he needs. The objective effect produced thus appears to be correlated not so much with the stimulus itself as with the subjective reaction to it, which constitutes a form of refined diagnosis. Proteodies thus make it possible to regulate, if necessary, biological processes in which proteins are involved.

The subject in the matter

Genodics explains this phenomenon by the existence of scale waves that link the different levels of structuring of matter, from elementary particles to complete organisms and their environment, as soon as a subject quality can be recognised. These particular waves allow the dimensions of the "measuring subject", present in all the components of the living - and even of matter - to manifest their specificity, in order, if possible, to harmonise with the other levels. Thus the sensitivity of a particular organism to a series of frequencies, a priori resonating with its own, will only manifest itself if it corresponds to a need, certainly localised at first sight, but confirmed by the other scales of this organism.

Respect for the subject

Respect for the subject is a fundamental element in this new approach. The proteody operator also has a role in these processes, if only through the active decisions he or she is led to make concerning the experience, and which give it a common dimension with the subject concerned.

The synthesis of a protein in an organism is therefore not only governed by biochemical mechanisms (mechanisms of gene transcription and translation into proteins, and biochemical regulation of this synthesis), requiring the presence and meeting of different molecules, but also by this type of "remote" regulation, by a wave process generated during the synthesis of other proteins in the same cell, or in other cells of the same organism, or even in those of another organism. This is what Joël Sternheimer defines in his patents as "epigenetic regulation of protein biosynthesis by scale resonance".

Principles of cooperation between Pierre Lavagne de Castellan and the Genodics laboratory

Pierre Lavagne de Castellan, a marine bioacoustician, has become a specialist in humpback whale song. He first studied them for years in California, notably with researchers from Stanford University. In 2013, he set up a new base in Deshaies, Guadeloupe, to continue the research of the Shelltone Whale Project.

The recording and careful observation of the songs of these large marine mammals has enabled him to observe that they have a wide range of songs, which they store in their memory and which they enrich as they encounter each other. These songs enable them to communicate with other species, including humans. They also, and even primarily, respond to functional needs: exchanging information, caring for themselves, cleaning their environment, and even enriching the plankton intended to feed the nursing females. To feed their calves, the latter must produce 300 litres of milk per day!

Genodics has original know-how for the analysis of possible interactions between series of sounds and biological processes. Indeed, the work of Joël Sternheimer, physicist and designer of Genodics, has enabled him to highlight the wave dimensions in the functioning of living organisms. The synthesis of proteins, at the cellular level, is accompanied by the emission of a series of wave pulses, which correspond to the succession of amino acids making up each protein. The (inaudible) frequencies corresponding to each amino acid were calculated. The experiment showed that the transposition of these wave sequences into the audible range, which we call "proteody", can interfere with the synthesis process of the corresponding proteins with a very high specificity. The diffusion of protein-specific proteody can increase the rate of synthesis of this protein by living cells. This is, of course, provided that the cells need these proteins, i.e. that they have prepared the messenger RNA carrying the corresponding information.

The musical interactions that Pierre Lavagne de Castellan has developed with humpback whales allow him to approach them, observe their behaviour and record their songs in many circumstances. By dint of observation, he has been able to identify songs linked to certain activities. He thus acts as a "sound picker", which can be used for further analysis. Having identified Genodics' skills, he proposed to apply them to the analysis of the songs he records, to determine their possible correspondences with protein structures. Indeed, proteins are the key to all living processes. For example, it has already been observed that bird songs in spring correspond to flowering proteins. Knowledge of the proteins that could correspond to humpback whale songs could explain the functionality of some of their songs.

Michel Duhamel

9 June 2015


The calves are born precisely one month after their arrival in the warm waters of the so-called breeding grounds. They are never born randomly during the rest of the year, for obvious reasons of migration calendar management. This means that their conception, nine months before, is precisely "organised" by the community. The whales live in families of several dozen individuals and are closely related to each other. Thus, to avoid problems due to inbreeding, the families of large territories, such as the West Indies or the Hawaiian archipelago, meet once a year, in the manner of a Pow Wow, so that the young breeders of distinct and distant families can meet. About a month before the Pow Wow, the singing males go to their respective families to sing protean songs to the young breeders, which will stimulate the libido of the young males and also activate the hormones of the young females, so that the meeting, during the Pow Wow, is profitable. In the same way, to avoid random or inbred births, once the meeting is over, the singers will then sing songs that will have the effect of "musical bromide" for the young males and will slow down the hormonal system of the young females.

For fifteen million years, whales have always taken care to avoid the risk of inbreeding. One of their techniques to overcome this problem, which we have discovered, allows us today to explain the mystery of the famous "annual international tube" of humpback whales.

We know that all the whales of the world have, in collaboration with the people they have lived with for thousands of years, developed "regional" songs, a folk repertoire of their own, which they sing regularly throughout the year. These songs, transmitted from generation to generation, are in fact the "supports" intended to transmit the sounds and proteodic sequences which they will use throughout their lives for the reasons we are describing.

However, in addition to this personal repertoire, each family of whales in all oceans sings a song from another region, on a specific occasion and at a specific time. This famous worldwide hit, whose geographical origin changes every year, has in fact an essential function for reproduction.

This song is sung by all the singing males in the world about a month before the breeding "Pow Wow" to the young breeders, this song contains proteodic sequences that will modify the DNA in the spermatozoa of the young males, so that nine months after the "Pow Wow", babies will be born in all the oceans, which in addition to the one of their own territory, their genetic code will contain the DNA of the region where the "tube" is of origin

Purification of their environment

Two or three weeks before the births, the singers will meet in a submarine vortex, formed by the currents, where they will sing without interruption songs intended to purify the environment of all chemical, organic and certainly spiritual pollution. Today we know how to clean a drop of water, previously polluted voluntarily, with a machine the size of a billiard table, which only by vibrating, will make the drop of water levitate and clean it. Will the song of the whales one day clean our swimming pools, our harbours, our lakes, our rivers...

Whales contribute with their song to the maintenance of the oceans? Unfortunately, as we have seen over the last few decades, they are forced to sing louder and louder?


Humpback whales migrate from cold-water feeding areas abundant in protein-rich zooplankton to warm-water birthing areas lacking in zooplankton but containing low-protein phytoplankton.

Females store protein in their blubber in the feeding area to provide protein-rich milk for their calves during the birthing period.

However, this "stock" is not always sufficient to support breastfeeding over a period of several months.

The singing males then enter the scene, in tropical zones, they encircle masses of phytoplankton in suspension, and for several days, even weeks, they will sing songs containing proteodic sequences, which will act on the assembly of the amino acids which make up these proteins, modifying their connections and thus creating new, richer proteins which will then enable the nursing females to obtain an additional supply of proteins.

The study of these particular songs will allow us to conceive a new agronomy, free of fertilizers, chemical fertilizers, pesticides, etc.

The memory of water

This documentary provides a better understanding of the fundamentals of our research and the process we use to 'inform' our moisturiser through the amino acids that make up the active proteins in brown seaweed.


Recorded 10 miles off Baille Argent on 26 April 2016. We are convinced that there is a message in this song. Enjoy your listening!