Pierre Robert de Latour began his scientific background after his studies in laboratory biological analyzes. From 1984 to 1988, he assisted biologists in two different biomedical laboratories (biochemistry, hematology, serology, microbiology and hormonology). After 4 years in human biology, he succeed the entrance examination at the District Laboratory of the Landes (Mont de Marsan) where he started with the analyzes of veterinary biology (microbiology, parasitology, serology, hematology, biochemistry, food bacteriology, necropsy). Since 1992, he developed a food chemistry department within the Laboratory and performed the physicochemical micro-pollutants research analyzes in food samples by gas chromatography coupled with mass spectrometer until 2012.

Meanwhile this scientific activity, Pierre began ORCA expeditions in Norway in 1998 as an underwater guide and safety diver with the Team Orca Norway. During 20 years, he performed more than 6 000 successful underwater interactions and guided more than 1,000 divers in close encounter with orcas in Norway.


He is designer of the USEA network and became international speaker in 2012 and has published as 3rd author a behavioral study about Norwegian orcas in the scientific magazine "Scientific Report" belonging to Nature Publishing Group. He is also the author of bestseller book " Frère des orques" (in the brotherhood of orcas)

During these underwater encounters, he discovered the importance of the sounds produced by the large cetaceans. A finding became obvious over the years, the presence of cetaceans changes the life of those who approach them, and these changements are always towards a "better being", an improvement, a  "mending".

The hypothesis that cetaceans use sounds for healing themselves becomes obvious and is the basis of this new holistic therapy:

the cetosonotherapy.


Pierre Robert de Latour

The Orca whisperer