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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 have seen humpback whales gather in a circle around an isolated individual, static in the centre of the circle. For hours, the big 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 who make up the circle have their eyes open, but empty of all expression, they seem to be in deep meditation.

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

Cosmetics and proteodic songs

We now know that humpback whales can live beyond a hundred years, we have known for a long time that they heal themselves with sound, they regenerate in particular their epidermal cells, which are attacked by age and pollution.ollution, with certain specific songs.

We have isolated these songs intended to rejuvenate the cells of their epidermis, in order to create a moisturizing cream, composed of brown algae from Brittany whose active ingredients we "boost" thanks to the whale songs.

The brown algae from Brittany are particularly receptive to the vibratory sequences emitted by whales, our process allows us to boost the source proteins of the active principle of these algae by modifying the alignment of the amino acids that compose them and thus optimize 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 beautiful melodies, a fusion of art and science.

For the first time in the world, a pro-age cosmetic product is infused with the whale's care song.

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

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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The "anti-pollution" songs

Two or three weeks before the births, the singing males will gather in an underwater vortex, formed by the current, they will continuously sing songs different from those we regularly record, these songs are only emitted at this precise period. We realized that these proteodic songs are intended to purify their direct environment, from all chemical and organic pollution, mainly due to anthropic activities, before births. Researchers at Princeton University can purify 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. This technique is the same one that has been used by whales for more than ten million years.

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

Whale song, infused in cosmetics, can protect our skin from the aggression of pollution. The active ingredient of repellent proteins then acts as a protective barrier against the aggression of pollution, particularly oil emanations in our cities.

Interview at the Animal Intelligence Summer School - August 2016

The functioning of proteodic songs.

Everyone knows that music affects the mood of humans and certain animals. Since the 1960s, many researchers have observed the effects of certain music on the growth of plants. Joël Sternheimer, Doctor of Theoretical Physics and musician, has proposed an explanation of these effects, making it possible to produce them with molecular precision, from plants that are sensitive to their sound environment to humans who, by listening carefully, can recognize their suitability for themselves. His research, for more than 40 years, has predicted and indirectly highlighted that :

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

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-like. 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 characterize particular waves, naturally associated with the process of protein synthesis. Proteins are large molecules, synthesized in organisms using information from genome genes. Proteins are a major constituent of living organisms: they play an active role in practically all of their processes.

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

The protein song

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 proteins have very high frequencies, inaudible to the human ear. However, their transposition into the audible range allows us to have an exact, homothetic representation of the melodies associated with the synthesis of each protein.

Observations to date indicate that living organisms are capable of recognizing these series of harmonized sounds, directly tuned to the amino acids whose sequence makes up proteins, which we call proteodies. Genodics also explains how to compose melodies in phase opposition, which have the opposite effect.

Experience 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 modulo the filter of the subject concerned who appears capable, on listening, of recognising what he needs. The objective effect produced thus appears to be correlated, less with the stimulus itself, than with the subjective reaction to listening, which constitutes a form of refined diagnosis. Proteodies thus make it possible to regulate, if necessary, the 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 quality of subject can be recognized. These particular waves allow the dimensions of the "measuring subject", present in all the components of living beings - and even matter - to manifest their specificity, in order, if possible, to harmonize 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 localized at first glance, 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 is led to take concerning the experiment, 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 in those of another organism. This is what Joël Sternheimer defines in his patents as the "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 songs. He first studied them for years in California, notably with researchers from Stanford University. In 2013, he set up a new work 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 allowed him to observe that they have a wide range of songs, which they keep in 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, meet functional needs: exchanging information, taking care of themselves, cleaning their environment, and even enriching the plankton that feeds 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 undulatory 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 impulses, which correspond to the succession of amino acids that make up each protein. The (inaudible) frequencies corresponding to each amino acid have been calculated. Experience has shown 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 the specific proteody of a protein increases the rate of synthesis of this protein by living cells. This, of course, provided that the cells need these proteins, i.e. that they have prepared the messenger RNAs 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 under many circumstances. Through observation, he has been able to identify songs related to certain activities. In this way, he acts as a "sound gatherer", which can be used for more in-depth analysis. Having identified Genodics' skills, he proposed to apply them to the analysis of the songs he records, to determine their possible correspondence 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 proteins that could correspond to humpback whale songs could explain the functionalities of some of their songs.

Michel Duhamel

9 June 2015


The calves are born precisely one month after their arrival in the so-called breeding area, in warm waters. They are never born at random during the rest of the year, for obvious reasons of managing the migration schedule. This means that their conception, nine months before is "organized" precisely by the community. The whales live in families of several dozen individuals, very close family ties unite them. Thus, to avoid problems due to inbreeding, families from large territories, such as the Caribbean arc or the Hawaiian archipelago, meet once a year, like a Pow Wow, so that young breeders from distinct and distant families can meet. About a month before this Pow Wow, the singing males go into their respective families to sing proteodic songs for 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 encounter 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.

Still in the context of reproduction, whales have, for the past 15 million years, always taken care to avoid the risks 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 humpback whale hit" .

We know that all the whales of the world have, in collaboration with the people they have known for thousands of years, elaborated "regional" songs by region, a folk repertoire that is 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 that they will use throughout their lives for the reasons we are describing.

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

This "tube" is sung by all the singing males of the world about one month before the "Pow wow" of reproduction for young breeders, this song, contains proteodic sequences that will modify the dna in the spermatozoids of the young males, so, nine months after the "Pow Wow" babies will be born in all the oceans, babies that in addition to that of their own territory, their genetic code will contain dna from the region from which the "tube" originates.

Purification of their environment

Two or three weeks before the births, the singers will gather in a submarine vortex, formed by the currents, they will sing there without stopping singing songs intended to purify the environment, from 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 levitate and clean it. The whales' songs will one day clean our swimming pools, our ports, our lakes, our rivers?

Whales contribute with their song to the maintenance of the oceans... They are unfortunately, and we have noticed it for several decades, forced to sing louder and louder....


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

The females store in their blubber, in the feeding area, the proteins that will be necessary to give their calves a protein-rich milk during the birth 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 the tropical zone, 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 that make up these proteins, modify their connections and thus create new richer proteins that will then provide lactating females with an additional protein intake.

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

The memory of water

This documentary allows us to better understand the fundamentals of our research and the process we use to "inform" our moisturizing cream through the amino acids that make up the active proteins of brown algae.


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